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List of famous male fiddlers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male fiddlers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being fiddlers. There are thousand of males working as fiddlers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic fiddlers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a fiddler then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of many different people, including Mitchell Grobb and Paddy Canny.

While this isn't a list of all male fiddlers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male fiddlers?" and "Who are the best male fiddlers?"
Charlie Daniels is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Fiddlers
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Charles Edward "Charlie" Daniels is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for his contributions to country, bluegrass, and Southern rock music. He is perhaps best known for his number one country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", and multiple other songs he has written and performed. ...more

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Age: 80

Birthplace: Wilmington, USA, North Carolina

Profession: Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, + more

Credits: Sesame Street, Urban Cowboy, The Waterboy, Coyote Ugly

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Ashley MacIsaac is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Fiddlers
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Ashley MacIsaac is a nominee in the 10th Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series. ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Creignish, Nova Scotia

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Fiddler

Credits: Nabbie's Love, Celtic Tides: A Musical Odyssey, Ashley Macisaac: Live at the Rehearsal Hall, The Thrill on the Hill: Canada Day 2001

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Gilles Apap is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Fiddlers
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Gilles Apap is a French classical violinist. Born in Bougie, Algeria, he was raised in Nice, France. In 1985 he won first prize in the contemporary music category at the Yehudi Menuhin Competition. He served as concertmaster with the Santa Barbara Symphony in California for 10 years, but has since ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Algeria

Profession: Musician, Fiddler, Violinist

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Paddy Canny is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Fiddlers
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Paddy Canny


Paddy Canny was an Irish fiddle player. In a career that spanned over six decades, Canny was instrumental in popularizing Irish traditional music, both in Ireland and internationally. He gained initial fame in the late 1940s as a founding member of the Tulla Céilí Band, which made its first ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1919-2008)

Birthplace: Ireland

Profession: Fiddler