Paddy Moloney Obituary Paddy Moloney was an Irish artist who helped to establish and drove the Grammy-winning gathering the Chieftains.
Moloney played the tin whistle and uilleann pipes since youth, and during the 1950s, he started playing in gatherings. He helped to establish the Chieftains in 1962, and the band started playing their customary Irish music. By the mid 1970s, they had become famous across the U.K., and their music started to acquire a worldwide crowd. As the Chieftains spread the music of their country across the world, they won six Grammy grants and were named “Ireland’s Musical Ambassadors” by the Irish government in 1989. The Chieftains performed and recorded with a wide assortment of artists, including Van Morrison, Madonna, the Rolling Stones, Ziggy Marley, and some more.
Notwithstanding his work with the Chieftains, Moloney filled in as a meeting artist, playing with Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Sting, and others. He likewise composed music for motion pictures and TV shows including “Braveheart,” and he established the record mark Claddagh Records. Moloney once lent his tin whistle to space explorer Cady Coleman, who played it on board the International Space Station.