Another big apple has fallen with the passing of Liam Clancy. David Hammond is no longer with us either. The third member of that extraordinary triumvirate Tommy Makem has also crossed over to the other shore. These three unique talents, anchored in the oral tradition of song and story telling, embodied centuries of creative expression. Bob Dylan called Liam Clancy: “The best ballad singer I’ve ever heard.” Ar lámh dheis De go raibh anam Liam.