Paddy Moloney was an Irish musician, composer, and producer who is the founder and leader of the Irish musical group The Chieftainsand has played on every one of their albums.
Paddy was a man of many talents, with a knack for playing the tin whistle and the uileann pipes and was the founder of the Irish band The Chieftains.Paddy Moloney has sadly died at the age of 83.
Paddy Moloney Bio
|Birthdate ( Age)||1 August 1938|
|Place of Birth||Donnycarney, Ireland|
|Children||Aedín Moloney, Aonghus Moloney, Padraig Moloney|
|Parents||John ( Father )|
|Profession||Irish musician, composer, and producer|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Early Life and Family
Paddy Moloney was born on 1 August 1938 in Donnycarney, Dublin, Ireland. His mother bought him a tin whistle when he was six and he started to learn the Uilleann pipes at the age of eight.
Paddy Moloney Wife
Paddy Moloney was married to artist Rita O’Reilly and has three children, Aonghus Moloney, Padraig Moloney, and actress producer Aedin Moloney.
Paddy Moloney Net Worth
Paddy Moloney was an Irish musician, composer, and producer has an estimated Net Worth around $4 Million in 2021.
In addition to the tin whistle and the Uilleann pipes, Paddy Moloney also played button accordion and bodhrán.In the late 1950s he met Seán Ó Riada and joined his group Ceoltóirí Chualann in the early 1960s.
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, Gangs of New York, and Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon.
He has done session work for Mike Oldfield, The Muppets, Mick Jagger,Paul McCartney, Sting, Don Henley, and Stevie Wonder.Together with Garech de Brún (anglicised to Garech Browne) of Luggala, he founded Claddagh Records in 1959. In 1968 he became a producer for the label and supervised the recording of 45 albums.