Image for Folk HiberniaNot currently available on BBC iPlayer

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Documentary which looks at the Irish folk revival of the last 20 or 30 years. 60 years ago virtually unheard abroad and largely unloved at home, Irish music has given the world a sense of Ireland and Ireland a sense of itself, as the country has risen from an impoverished post-colonial upstart to a modern European power. Contributors include Christy Moore, Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains, Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners, Liam Clancy of The Clancy Brothers and Shane MacGowan of The Pogues.

Last on

Mon 21 Mar 2011 00:30 BBC Four

  • BBC Radio 4 Last Word: Liam Clancy

    BBC Radio 4 Last Word: Liam Clancy

    Irish folk singer and actor Liam Clancy died aged 74. Listen to Matthew Bannister as he speaks to Liam’s son Eben Clancy, and to Irish film director Alan Gilsenan who made a documentary about his life.

    Listen to BBC Radio 4 Last Word: Liam Clancy


Executive Producer
Mark Cooper
Mike Connolly
Mike Connolly


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss