Liam O'Flynn

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Liam O'Flynn
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Liam O'Flynn, 1980
Background information
Also known as Liam Óg Ó Floinn
Born (1945-04-15)15 April 1945
Died 14 March 2018(2018-03-14) (aged 72)
Genres Irish traditional music
Instruments Uilleann pipes, Tin Whistle
Years active 1966–2018
Associated acts

Liam O'Flynn (Irish: Liam Ó Floinn, 15 April 1945 – 14 March 2018) was an Irish uilleann piper and traditional folk musician.[1]

In addition to a solo career and his work with the group Planxty, O'Flynn recorded with many international musical artists, including Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Kate Bush, Mark Knopfler, the Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Mike Oldfield, Mary Black, Enya and Sinéad O'Connor.[2]

O'Flynn died on 14 March 2018 from emphysema at the age of 72.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "TG4 Award for Liam O'Flynn". Tara Music. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  2. "Liam O'Flynn Biography". Tara Music. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  3. Crowley, Sinéad (2018-03-14). "Uilleann piper Liam O'Flynn dies". RTE.ie. Retrieved 2018-03-14.