He was influenced by the playing of William Carroll and Laurence Nugent, from Lack, County Fermanagh. His name is now internationally known since he passed on many tunes and songs to Cathal McConnell of the group The Boys of the Lough.
Eddie Duffy and Mick Hoy Memorial Traditional Music Festival
In memory of Eddie Duffy, the Eddie Duffy and Mick Hoy Memorial Traditional Music Festival takes place every year on the second weekend in October in Derrygonnelly.
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