Tributes have been paid following the death of one of Galway’s most revered traditional musicians Joe Burke.
A native of Kilnadeema in East Galway, the 81-year-old was an incredible accordion player.
He performed and recorded music for over five decades and was acclaimed by audiences worldwide for his style and technique.
He was also proficient on the fiddle, tin whistle, flute and uilleann pipes, but was renowned for his mastery of the button accordion.
Among his many awards was the AIB traditional musician of the year 1997.
He was a founding member of the Leitrim Ceili Band in 1956 and toured the US in 1961.
The Irish Traditional Music Archive paid tribute to Burke, saying he will be "forever remembered as one of the most influential accordion players of his time".