Renowned Uilleann piper, Liam O'Flynn has died at the age of 72.
According to RTE Radio 1's Today with Sean O' Rourke, the established Irish musician died following a long battle with cancer.
The Kildare man was a member of the trad group Planxty and played alongside the likes of Christy Moore, Donal Lunny, Kate Bush, the Everly Brothers, Sinead O' Connor and many others throughout his career.
O'Flynn is acknowledged as Ireland's foremost exponent of the uilleann pipes and has brought the music of the instrument to a worldwide audience.
In 2007, O'Flynn was named Musician of the Year at the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards, considered to be the foremost recognition given to traditional Irish musicians.
He also worked with composer Shaun Davey on the Brendan Voyage, on film soundtracks and with poet Seamus Heaney.
You may also remember is name for a little tune called Lisdoonvarna by Christy Moore.
Speaking today, Sheila Pratschke, Chair of the Arts Council said,
Ms Pratschke added: "Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time."
It has been announced that Christy Moore, along with Donal Lunny, Neil Martin and Rita Connolly will be remembering Liam O'Flynn on RTÉ Radio 1's Arena this evening from 7pm.