Famous Male Fiddlers

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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. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008 and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 82

Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Creignish, Nova Scotia

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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 focused on his career as a soloist with orchestras around the world. A virtuosic violinist, Gilles is well known for his love of, and respect for, traditional music from Eastern Europe to America and for his ability to convey an authentic sound to his audience, whether the music be gypsy, Irish, swing, or bluegrass. He recorded three CDs in the 1990s with Sony Classical, then formed his own ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 55

Birthplace: Algeria

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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 appearance on RTÉ Radio in 1948 and had positioned itself as the top céilí band in Ireland by the late 1950s. Canny captured the All Ireland fiddle championship in 1953 and was featured on the landmark 1959 recording, All-Ireland Champions: Violin. Although he stopped performing for large audiences in 1965, he returned briefly in the 1990s to record his critically acclaimed solo album, Paddy Canny: ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 89 (1919-2008)

Birthplace: Ireland