The Arts Council has expressed its regret at the passing of Liam Clancy, who died on Friday 4 December 2009.
Speaking today, Pat Moylan, Chairman of the Arts Council, said: "Liam Clancy was instrumental in bringing Irish traditional music from the hearth to the international stage. With his brothers and the late Tommy Makem he made local popular ballads recognisable anthems in the folk revival of the 50s and 60s. He is revered by Bob Dylan as the best folk singer ever. His contribution to the development of traditional arts is priceless. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, and we offer our sympathies to his family and friends."