Irish folk singer Danny Doyle dies aged 79

Irish folk singer Danny Doyle dies aged 79
Danny Doyle

Folk singer Danny Doyle has died at the age of 79.

The Dublin born singer's hits included A Daisy A Day and Whiskey On A Sunday.

He famously knocked ABBA off the number one spot in the Irish charts in 1978 with The Rare Auld Times.

The Irish Rovers have tweeted: "We lost one of the greats in the Irish folk music world."

They described Doyle as "a true troubadour" saying he had "a beautiful voice" and was "a gentleman and a gentle man"

Fans on social media paid tribute to the singer last night with people hailing his voice as one of the best in folk music.

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