1 August 1938|
Donnycarney, Dublin, Ireland
|Genres||Traditional Irish music|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, producer|
|Instruments||Uilleann pipes, tin whistle, button accordion, bodhrán|
|Years active||Early 1960s–present|
|Labels||With The Chieftains: Claddagh Records, Shanachie Records, Mercury Records, RCA Victor, Hear Music|
|Associated acts||Ceoltóirí Chualann, The Chieftains|
Paddy Moloney (Irish: Pádraig Ó Maoldomhnaigh; born 1 August 1938) is an Irish musician, composer and producer who is the founder and leader of the Irish musical group The Chieftains and has played on every one of their albums.
As a band musician
Along with Sean Potts and Michael Tubridy, Paddy Moloney formed the traditional Irish band The Chieftains in Dublin in November 1962. As the band leader, he is the primary composer and arranger of much of the Chieftains' music, and has composed for films including Treasure Island, The Grey Fox, Braveheart, and Gangs of New York.
As a session musician
As a producer
He is married to artist Rita O'Reilly and has three children, Aonghus Moloney, Padraig Moloney and actress producer Aedin Moloney.
- Paddy Moloney and others - The Drones and Chanters: Irish Pipering (1971)
- Paddy Moloney and Sean Potts - Tin Whistles (1974)
- Silent Night: A Christmas in Rome (1998)
- John Montague & Paddy Moloney - The Wild Dog Rose (2011)
Awards and honours
On 13 September 2012, Moloney received Mexico's Ohtli award, the country's highest cultural award.
- Hinckley, David (1997-03-16). "BEYOND TARA'S HALLS THE NOMADIC CHIEFTAINS FUEL THE BOOM IN IRISH MUSIC". The Daily News.
- Gary Moore"Celtic Champs Chieftains take to the road". Retrieved 2010-12-16.
- Lawrence, Joe (13 September 2012). "The Chieftans' founder Paddy Maloney honoured with Mexico's highest cultural award". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
- "Chieftain founder Paddy Moloney honoured by Mexican govt". RTÉ News. RTÉ. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
- Video Interview 2011 Naples Daily News
- Paddy Moloney Interviewed on Chiff & Fipple
- Paddy Moloney discography at MusicBrainz
- "A Word with Paddy Moloney". The New York Times. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2012.