CHIEFTAINS' LEADER PADDY MOLONEY DIES AT 83

Oct 13, 2021

By Andy Johnson

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For almost 60-years he led the Chieftains, the traditional Irish music group he co-founded, while collaborating with the likes of Paul McCartney, Van Morrison and Luciano Pavarotti.

Paddy Moloney, the the Irish musician, composer and producer has died in Dublin.

The Chieftains toured extensively.  Moloney played on every one of their more than two dozen albums and won six Grammy Awards.

The President of the Irish Republic paid homage to the artist saying people around the world were inspired by his music and added Moloney’s “extraordinary skills” were at the forefront of the renaissance of interest in Irish music.

Paddy Moloney was 83.

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