Martin Fay

Martin Joseph Fay (19 September 1936 14 November 2012)[1][2] was an Irish fiddler and bones player, and a former member of The Chieftains.

He was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland.[3] In 1962, he became one of the founding members of The Chieftains. In 2001, he decided to stop touring with The Chieftains, limiting his appearances with the group to events in Ireland. He subsequently retired in 2002. He died in Cabra at age 76. He had been ill for some time.[4]


  1. Martin Fay: Founder-member of the Chieftains accessdate 27 March 2018
  2. The New York Times (16 November 2012)
  3. Martin Fay obituary accessdate March 17, 2018
  4. "Former Chieftain Martin Fay dies". RTÉ Ten. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012.

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