People I value: PADDY MOLONEY

I’m taking the time to thank people whose work I value. While they’re alive to appreciate it. Today it’s PADDY MOLONEY, pioneer and master of Irish music. The mind and talent behind the legendary Irish folk band The Chieftains, he’s the Bill Monroe of Celtic music, bringing it forcibly and energetically into the 20th Century and beyond.

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Any Irish folk music you’ve ever heard is either from Paddy Moloney or heavily influenced by him. From the soundtrack to BARRY LYNDON to his great collaborations with Van Morrison, he strides the folk music world like a colossus. Give the magnificent IRISH HEARTBEAT a listen. You’ll thank me.

Phoef Sutton

Phoef Sutton

Published novelist - living in South Pasadena, California with his wife Dawn and his daughters Skylar and Celia.
Phoef Sutton