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Paddy Glackin


A founding person in the Bothy Music group, fiddler Paddy Glackin still left to pursue a single career shortly prior to the music group launched their professional profession. Nevertheless, Glackin provides continuing to explore the fiddling of Ireland being a soloist and in cooperation with uillean pipes participant Robbie Hannan, multi-instrumentalist Donal Lunny, guitarist Michael O’Domhnaill and fiddler Paddy Keenan. Glackin’s fiddling may also be noticed on recordings by Truck Morrison, Kate Bush and John Cage. Blessed and elevated in the tiny Dublin community of Clontaif, Glackin was weaned over the Donegal design of fiddling performed by his dad, Tom. Glackin was similarly influenced with the playing of John Doherty, an itinerant fiddler from Donegal.

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Full Name Paddy Glackin
Music Groups The Bothy Band, Planxty, Usher's Island
Music Songs Sweeney's Buttermilk, Castle Kelly, Elizabeth Kelly's Delight / Elizabeth Kelly's Jig, Glen Road to Carrick, An Lon Dubh, Miss Patterson's Slipper, Bríd Bhán, Gol Na Mban San Ár, The Lone Bush / Quinn From Armagh, The Golden Keyboard / The Salamanca / Jenny's Chickens, The South Wind, Old Peter Street / John McGinley's / Hand Me Down the Tackle, The Old Bush / The Bucks of Oranmore, Kiss the Maid Behind the Barrel, Darby Gallagher's / Con Cassidy's / The Irish Washerwoman, The Moving Bog/Jenny Picking Cockles / The Hornless Cow, Fear An Bháta, St.Ann's Reel, Flax in Bloom / Colonel Rodney, An Droighneán Donn, Top It Off / The Sunny Banks, Rakish Paddy / The Wild Irishman, Eilí Gheal Chiúin, Julia Delaney's Reel / Mother's Delight, Roaratorio: An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake, Part Four, Pat Tuohey's Reel / Old Cuffe Street, Silver Spear / Flax in Bloom, The Cup of Tea / John Doherty's Reel, Rí Na bPíobairí / The Mooncoin, Seán Ó Duibhir An Ghleanna, The Connacht Heifer / The Steampacket, Reavy's
Albums Hidden Ground, Doublin', The Flags of Dublin, Rabharta Ceoil (In Full Spate), Reprise - Athchuairt, The Whirlwind, Best of The Bothy Band, Glackin, Between the Jigs and the Reels: A Retrospective

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