The Story of the Clancy Brothers and Tom Maken show these three brothers and a dear friend who left from Ireland in the 1950s and came over to the States. They all came to New York City with some theatre training trying to make it as actors. However, they were strong singers, and they soon began performing traditional folk songs downtown New York spots. They soon got some fans and were the talk of the town, so they decided to tour and spread their folk music around the country. The Story of the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem is a documentary that looks at the remarkable career unique foursome, featuring interviews with all the members, and people who were close to the group and other incredible successful artists.