The Clancy Brothers were an influential Irish folk group. Most popular in the 1960s, they were famed for their trademark Aran Jumpers and are widely credited with popularising Irish traditional music in the United States and revitalising it in Ireland. The Clancy Brothers are best known for their work with Tommy Makem, recording almost two dozen albums together .The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem significantly influenced the young Bob Dylan and other emerging artists, including Christy Moore and Paul Brady. It is impossible to pass Carrick-on-Suir today and not go into town and find the Clancys’ childhood home on William Street. As you can see, it is adorned with a simple plaque which says all that needs to be said. Over the June bank Holiday weekend, annually the town of Carrick-on-Suir is transformed into a haven for local & visiting artists, performers and cultural enthusiasts as it hosts its annual Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival. The Festival honours the musical legacy of the world famous group.