Paddy Tunney (1921 – 2002) was an Irish traditional singer, poet, writer, raconteur, lilter and songwriter. He was affectionately known as the Man of Songs. He collected many songs that have now become standards.
Tunney was born on 28 January 1921 in the City of Glasgow to Irish parents, Patrick Tunney from Mollybreen in County Fermanagh and Brigid Gallagher from Rusheen in County Donegal. Within a few weeks of his birth he was brought home to Ireland. His maternal grandfather, Michael…
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