A founding member of the Bothy Band, fiddler Paddy Glackin left to pursue a solo career shortly before the band launched their professional career. Nevertheless, Glackin has continued to explore the fiddling of Ireland as a soloist and in collaboration with uillean pipes player Robbie Hannan, multi-instrumentalist Donal Lunny, guitarist Michael O'Domhnaill and fiddler Paddy Keenan. Glackin's fiddling can also be heard on recordings by Van Morrison, Kate Bush and John Cage. Born and raised in the small Dublin village of Clontaif, Glackin was weaned on the Donegal style of fiddling played by his father, Tom. Glackin was equally influenced by the playing of John Doherty, an itinerant fiddler from Donegal.