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Paddy Moloney was married to artist Rita O’Reilly, with whom he has three children, Aonghus Moloney, Padraig Moloney, and actress and producer Aedin Moloney. He was an Irish musician, songwriter, and producer who co-founded and directed the Irish musical group The Chieftains and played on each of their albums.
Paddy Moloney Cause of Death
Paddy Moloney, founder of the Irish traditional music group ‘The Chieftains’ died on Monday, October 11. He was 83 years old. Tributes from fans around the world for the great artist. The cause of death was not known at the time of publication.
A man of many talents, Paddy Moloney grew up in a family of musicians in Dublin and began playing the tin whistle and later the uileann flutes from a young age. Later, he learned from pipe master Leo Rowsome. In 1962, Paddy formed a band with Sean Potts, Michael Tubridy and Sean Keane that would later become known as ‘The Chieftains’. Recently, we have witnessed the disappearance of several great music icons: Dusty Hill, Biz Markie, Sound Sultan, Robert Eugene Steinhardt, to name a few.
‘The Chieftains’ became one of the best-known traditional Irish groups in the world, winning six Grammy Awards among other awards. The Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) said few could claim the “level of impact that Paddy Moloney had on the vitality of traditional music around the world.” Irish President Michael D Higgins also remembered the music icon on his passing, saying: “The Irish music community, and indeed the much larger community around the world that found such inspiration in his work, will have found out today with great sadness for the passing of Paddy Moloney, founder, and leader of the Chieftains. Paddy, with his extraordinary abilities as an instrumentalist, particularly the uileann pipes and the bodhran, was at the forefront of the revival of interest in Irish music, bringing a greater appreciation of Irish music and culture internationally.
Fans paid tribute to the legend and, remembering his legacy, posted tweets such as “One of the best albums. What a contribution Paddy Moloney made to Irish music and music in general. May he rest in peace.” Another tweet read: “This is a truly sad moment. Paddy Moloney took on the role of O’Riada and brought Irish music to the world. His legacy will live on forever.” One person tweeted: “Surely the frequently used phrase ‘the day the music died’ couldn’t be more appropriate today, RIP Paddy Moloney.” Another fan wrote: “Paddy Moloney leaves a great legacy of a brilliant band, one of the best produced by Ireland in any musical genre.” One tweet read: “RIP Paddy Moloney. Amazing flute player, joyous human and traditional music curator. He was a man who helped bring a beautiful culture out of the darkness of colonization and spread it around the world.”