The entertainer, whose kids included Enya and members of Clannad, passed away at his home in Donegal, Ireland, surrounded by family and friends.

A top-rated accordion player and saxophonist, Brennan was a member of the Slieve Foy Dance Band for much of his life and he also ran a restaurant and pub, called Leo's Tavern, in Donegal. The venue became famous for its entertainment and his children all appeared there before their careers took off.

The venue became a mecca for Clannad fans when his daughters Enya and Maire Brennan's careers took off.

His funeral will take place in Derrybeg, County Donegal on Friday (24Jun16).