Folk guitarist who was named Ireland's greatest living musician by Radio Teilifis Eireann in 2007. He has played with musicians, as well as working as a solo artist.
He worked as a bank teller and laborer while performing his first songs in pubs.
He founded the folk bands Planxty and Moving Hearts.
He married Valerie Moore in 1973.
He has performed numerous songs with Shane MacGowan , including "A Pair of Brown Eyes" and "Dirty Old Town."