Archive: 1990 Robbie McMahon Live in Clare FM Studios

Robbie McMahon – Live in Studio 1990

  • Original Broadcast Date: 15th May 1990
  • Location: Clare FM Studio’s, Francis Street, Ennis


On Friday 15th May 1990 Robbie McMahon took a seat in the old Clare FM studios and sang and only he could.


The so-called “King of Spancillhill” was best known for his famous rendition of the song that immortalised his own native parish, as well as other legendary ballads like the Fleadh Down in Ennis.

Robbie passed away in December 2012 and had made many visits to the Clare FM studios over the years.

Here Robbie sings Spancil Hill, among others

  • Spancil Hill
  • Home Sweet Home
  • Bantry Girls Lament
  • Lilting
  • The Fleadh in Ennis
  • Old Man in the Hob
  • Black Sheep