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Robbie O'Connell

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  • Robbie O'Connell
    • Born: 1952, Waterford, Ireland
    • Group Member: 1977-1996

Robbie O'Connell was born in Waterford, Ireland and grew up in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, where his parents had a small hotel. He began to play guitar and sing at age thirteen and soon became a regular performer at the hotel's weekly folk concerts. He spent a year touring the folk clubs in England before enrolling at University College Dublin where he studied Literature and Philosophy. During school vacations Robbie worked as an Irish entertainer in the U.S.A. A nephew of the Clancy Brothers, he began touring with his uncles in 1977 and recorded 3 albums with them. In 1979 he moved to Franklin, Massachusetts.

Discography
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Live!
(1982, USA)
The Clancy Brothers with Robbie O'Connell

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Close to the Bone
(1982, USA)

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Uncommon Bonds
(1984, USA)
Mick Moloney & Eugene O'Donnell

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There Were Roses
(1985, USA)
Moloney, O'Connell & Keane

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Kilkelly
(1987, USA)
Moloney, O'Connell & Keane

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The Green Fields of America
(1988, USA)
Moloney, O'Connell & Keane, et al

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Sing Out For America
(1988, USA)
[various artists]

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Tunes 'n' Tales of Ireland
(1988, USA)
The Clancy Brothers with Robbie O'Connell

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Love of the Land
(1989, USA)

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The Rights of Man
(1990, USA)
[various artists]

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Bringing It All Back Home
(1991, UK)
[various artists]

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Bob Dylan — The 30th Anniversary Celebration
(1993, USA)
various artists
w/Clancy Bros. with Robbie O'Connell & Tommy Makem

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Older But No Wiser
(1995, USA)
The Clancy Brothers & Robbie O'Connell

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Clancy, O'Connell & Clancy
(1997, IRL)
Clancy, O'Connell & Clancy

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Wild and Wasteful Ocean
(1998, IRL)
Clancy, O'Connell & Clancy

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Who Fears To Speak
(1998, IRL)
Clancy, O'Connell & Clancy
[various artists]

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The Best of the Vanguard Years
(2000, USA)
The Clancy Brothers with Louis Killen