Coloring any celebration of Christmas is the passing of Liam Clancy, the last of the Clancy Brothers. I celebrate his life, even as I mourn his passing and the passing of my youth to which the Clancy singing was a part. I only saw Liam once -- when he was with Tommy at Tommy Makem's Irish Pavilion -- the hat and the sweater, but it wasn't Liam's night to sing, sadly. But I thank God for media and for YouTube memorializing this singer whom Bob Dylan acclaimed the best ballad singer ever.
Enjoy Liam, young, old, in all and for all ages.