Paddy Canny (1919-2008)
East Clare fiddler Paddy Canny was one of the most distinctive traditional Irish musicians of the 20th Century.
His yearning fiddle style was hugely influential on his nephew Martin Hayes amongst many others.
He is also known to have composed at least one beautiful tune The Caves of Kiltanon. He can be heard playing it on the album Traditonal Music from the Legendary East Clare Fiddler.
The Rooms of Dooagh is also sometimes attributed to Canny, although there seems to be no definitive proof he composed it.