Paddy Moloney Obituary – Death: Paddy Moloney, legendary founder of the Irish group, The Chieftains, has passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. He was 83 years old. Details surrounding his death is unknown at the time of this report.
Paddy Moloney was a brilliant musician and a great human being. I have many Chieftains albums and loved San Patricio. May the road ride to meet you, Paddy. Love and Peace.
— Stand up for Social Justice-Sue Kozel @USAmajority (@USAmajority) October 13, 2021
Moloney was a tremendously influential figure in Irish folk music. Moloney led The Chieftains around the world for more than 50 years, popularizing traditional Irish music.
@thechieftains so sorry to hear of Paddy Moloney’s passing. A fine musician and always witty and entertaining. A life measured in memories. 🙏
— george broaddus (@georgebroaddus) October 13, 2021
Mick Jagger, Roger Daltrey, Emmylou Harris, and Luciano Pavarotti were among the many musicians and groups with whom the band collaborated outside of folk music.
Before the epidemic prompted them to cancel the rest of their “Irish Goodbye” tour, they played an early St. Patrick’s Day party in Philadelphia, Pa., in 2020.
Paddy Moloney, who helped revive traditional Irish music as the head of the Chieftains, died Monday at 83. “When we start to play, people realize you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy or understand Irish music.”
— Harrison Smith (@harrisondsmith) October 13, 2021
I love Paddy’s music, have done since I was a kid. Ireland and the world has lost one of its greatest musicians and composers. Rest in peace Paddy Moloney, the chief.
— Aneurin Arthur – artist (@AndrewS27978877) October 13, 2021
A sad day Paddy Moloney had died. He was the leader of the Chieftains. We were fortunate to see him and the band many times at @mccarter Theater over the years for St. Patrick’s day.
— Joe Sabín (@joesabin) October 13, 2021
RIP, Paddy Moloney. Here is my favorite song from my favorite Chieftains record. Sinéad’s vocals gives me chills on this.
— Phil Yates (@philipayates) October 13, 2021