Paddy Moloney Death Brought into the world in 1938, Mr Moloney experienced childhood in a melodic family in north County Dublin. A flautist, tin whistle player and arranger, he shaped The Chieftains in 1962. President Higgins said individuals all throughout the planet motivated by Mr Moloney’s music “will have learnt with extraordinary pity” of his passing.

He said Mr Maloney’s “phenomenal abilities” were at the front line of the renaissance of interest in Irish music.

“He brought an affection for Irish music to the diaspora, yet to every one of those across the world who heard his music and liked it for the wellbeing of its own as it rose above every single melodic limit,” he said.

Taoiseach (Irish leader) Micheál Martin expressed gratitude toward Mr Moloney for his “enormous commitment to the existence of our country”.

“The term ‘legend’ is routinely abused, however difficult to think about some other way of depicting this monster of Irish music and culture,” he said.

Artists to honor the Chieftains originator incorporate Colum Sands, Imelda May and Frances Black.

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