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Paddy Moloney (1938–2021)

Paddy Moloney has been the leader of the popular Irish band The Chieftains since 1963. He has always had a love of traditional music, which he received from his parents who had a strong music tradition from their native County Laois. His grandfather was a flute player and his uncle belonged to the Ballyfin Pipe Band. His first instrument was a ... See full bio »


(age 83) in Dublin, Ireland

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Known For

Snow White and the Huntsman Music Department
Barry Lyndon Soundtrack
Gangs of New York Soundtrack


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 2011 The Chieftains: Cancion Mixteca feat. Ry Cooder and Los Tigres Del Norte (Music Video) (music written and performed by)
 1999 Agnes Browne
 1998 The Irish in America: Long Journey Home (TV Mini Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- Success (1998)
- The Great Hunger (1998)
 1998 Under the Sun
 1996 Two If by Sea
 1990 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
 1987 Three Wishes for Jamie (TV Movie)
 1985 Ballad of the Irish Horse (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 The Year of the French (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1982)
- Episode #1.4 (1982)
- Episode #1.6 (1982)
 1981 Lovespell
 1976 Circasia (Short)
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Show Show Self (20 credits)

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The Chieftans


Rita O'Reilly  (his death)  (3 children)

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Personal Quote:

[on being asked by Stanley Kubrick to arrange soundtrack music for Barry Lyndon (1975)] I hadn't seen 'A Clockwork Orange' or any of his films, so I said, 'Well that sounds great, Mr. Kubrick. Is there any chance you could call me back on Monday? I'm a little busy at the moment.' And there was this fellow who was a journalist, standing there with his mouth open: "Don't you know who you were ... See more »


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