Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains Dies At Age 83 - Noise11.com
Paddy Maloney of The Chieftains

Paddy Maloney of The Chieftains (photo by the Chieftains website)

Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains Dies At Age 83

by Paul Cashmere on October 13, 2021

in News

Paddy Moloney, the founder of Irish legendary folk group The Chieftains, has died at age 83.

Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins said in a statement, “He brought a love of Irish music not just to the diaspora, but to all those across the world who heard his music and appreciated it for its own sake as it transcended all musical boundaries.”

Paddy Maloney formed The Chieftains in Dublin in 1962 and played on all of their albums through to the last one in 2012. The first album for The Chieftains ‘The Chieftains’ was released in 1964.

The Chieftains have collaborated with Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Sting, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Mark Knopfler, Art Garfunkel, Willie Nelson, Tom Jones and Roger Daltrey.

The band won six Grammy Awards out of 18 nominations. The Chieftains have performed for Pope John Paul II, Senator Edward Kennedy and Queen Elizabeth II. In 1983 they performed on The Great Wall of China.

Co-founder Sean Potts died in 2014. Michael Tubridy retired in 1993.

The Chieftains played their final shows in 2020. The tour was postponed due to Covid.

NEW: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11.com

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Tom Jones, Forum theatre Melbourne 2014, photo Ros O'Gorman
Tom Jones Covers Bob Dylan ‘Not Dark Yet’

Tom Jones has released his version of ‘Bob Dylan’s ‘Not Dark Yet’ ahead of the expanded edition of his recent ‘Surrounded By Time’ album.

2 days ago
The Darkness: Photo Ros O'Gorman
The Darkness Have A New Song About An Alien Encounter

The Darkness have released the new single, ‘It’s Love, Jim’, about an "intimate" encounter with an "extra-terrestrial goddess of otherworldly beauty."

2 days ago
Elvis Presley, noise11.com, Photo
Elvis Presley Drummer Ronnie Tutt Dead at 83

Elvis Presley's drummer, Ronnie Tutt, has died aged 83.

5 days ago
The Beatles rooftop performance Photo from Apple Records
The Beatles Are Now On Tik Tok

The Beatles are now on TikTok. Fans of The Beatles now have a choice of 36 songs from their back catalogue to pick from to soundtrack their clips on the video-sharing app.

5 days ago
Mick Jagger The Rolling Stones Los Angeles 14 October 2021 photo by Richard Gilkerson
Mick Jagger Shoots a Pretty Funny Pisstake At Paul McCartney At Stones LA Gig

Mick Jagger paused at the Rolling Stones concert in Los Angeles on Thursday night for a funny jab at Paul McCartney’s comment about the Rolling Stones being a blues cover band.

6 days ago
The Beatles Get Back
The Beatles Premiere New Get Back Trailer

With The Beatles’ Peter Jackson production of ‘Get Back’ coming soon to Disney+, a new trailer has premiered this week.

October 14, 2021
Paul McCartney Japan 2017 photo by Karen Freedman
Paul McCartney Calls The Rolling Stones A Blues Covers Band

Paul McCartney has controversially likened The Rolling Stones to a "blues cover band".

October 14, 2021