Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 7:35PM
Ian Benjamin Kenny

1x70 min Feature Documentary & 2x52 Min Series / Format: HD
Funders: RTÉ, Irish Film Board

The Legend of Liam Clancy unveils the darker side of the man hailed by Bob Dylan as the greatest ballad singer of all time.

Liam Clancy is an icon. Irish people, thousands of whom pack out every concert he plays, believe they know where Liam has come from, and what he's about… but they don't know the half of it. Directed by acclaimed film-maker Alan Gilsenan, this biographical film reveals the true Liam Clancy and was a landmark programme in RTE's Arts Lives series.

Winner Best Documentary Series, Irish Film & Television Awards 2007

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