Wheels of Life

With special guests

Mary Black, Gemma Hayes, Donovan, Tom Paxton  



In 2006 Dolphin Records released Liam Clancy's greatest hits double CD “The Essential Liam Clancy”. The album was the biggest selling folk album in Ireland in 2006 and inspired Liam to return to the studio for the first time in over a decade to record a new album.


“The Wheels of Life”, released October 31st 2008 documents the work Liam had been doing in recent years and includes a compelling version of Shane McGowan's beautiful autobiographical tune “The Broad Majestic Shannon” and a powerful rendering of Paul Brady's classic “Follow On”.


There are also touching duets with two of Ireland 's finest female vocalists, folk singer Mary Black and Rock singer songwriter Gemma Hayes. The Album ends with three bonus live tracks featuring guest appearances from Donovan and Tom Paxton. Joining Liam's regular musicians Kevin Evans and Paul Grant and members of traditional Irish band Danú including singer Muireann NicAmhlaoibh and Slide fiddler Daire Bracken.


“The Wheels of Life” is clear and bright, capturing the work of one of the last great troubadours of the 20 th century.


Available from All Major Record Shops in Republic of Ireland


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