Liam is a nephew of the world renowned Troubadour Liam Clancy.
Born, raised and still living in Carrick-on-Suir, Liam’s heritage is deeply
entwined in music and performing. Indeed, coming from the famous Clancy family,
his entire life has revolved around music and theatre. The youngest son of Joan
Clancy-Butler, from an early age he was constantly surrounded by the presence of
showbiz as his famous uncles toured the world, bringing back tales of their life
on the road. Named for his mother’s youngest brother, the younger Liam was inspired to follow down the path of a stage career. Many of his favourite childhood memories involve Christmas nights of song and stories spent with his uncles and extended family in his
mother’s kitchen in Carrick-on-Suir.
His passion for music is twined with a love of theatre, and many people across
Ireland will be familiar with him as a veteran of the musical theatre stage.
Beginning in his hometown with the Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society, playing lead
roles in numerous shows many of which garnered him prestigious Association of
Irish Musicals awards and nominations, indeed Liam has been nominated 12 times
and gone on to win 6 times. He also has received 5 awards in both best singer
and best actor capacity in the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera.
He has appeared on many of Irelands biggest stages, playing roles in
professional musical theatre including The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, The Helix,
Dublin, The National Concert Hall, Dublin, The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, The Theatre Royal, Waterford and The Cork Opera House.