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"
We lost one of the greats in the Irish folk music world. An old friend of the Rovers, a true troubadour, a beautiful voice, a gentleman and a gentle man, Danny Doyle. Our hearts are with Taffy and the family. You will be missed old friend.#DannyDoyle pic.twitter.com/Vqr1qHDoTT— The Irish Rovers (@TheIrishRovers) August 7, 2019
Fans on social media paid tribute to the singer last night with people hailing his voice as one of the best in folk music.
One of my biggest musical influences Danny Doyle has passed away. He had a unique guitar style and one of the best voices in folk music. Rest In Peace, Mr. Doyle. pic.twitter.com/6Co50bNDzv— Pat Chessell (@patchessell) August 7, 2019
Heartbroken to hear of the passing of my great friend Danny Doyle. The world is a little darker today. God speed Danny. Beannaigh Dia dá anam. Condolences to Taffy and the Doyle family.— Danny O'Flaherty (@DannyOFlaherty) August 7, 2019
I am very sorry to learn about the passing of Danny Doyle. I have fond memories of watching his TV show back in the early 80's and learning many of the great Irish ballads from listening to his style and delivery. RIP Danny. @TheHighKings @RTENewsNow @rtenews @IrishCentral pic.twitter.com/6qeHUJLgU9— Darren Holden (@darrenholden72) August 7, 2019