Robbie O’Connell performing in Bristol

Posted 10/26/13

Ireland native Robbie O'Connell is the nephew of the Liam and Bobby Clancy of Clancy Brothers fame. In 1977, he joined the Clancy Brothers, and recorded three albums with the iconic group. With the 1982 release of his first solo album, "Close to the …

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