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Paddy Moloney

Paddy Moloney (Irish: Pádraig Ó Maoldomhnaigh; born 1 August 1938) is one of the founders of the Irish musical group The Chieftains[1] and has played on every one of their albums.

He was born in Donnycarney in Dublin. His mother bought him a tin whistle when he was six and at the age of eight he started to learn the Uilleann pipes. He also plays button accordion and bodhrán. In the late 1950s he met Seán Ó Riada and joined his group Ceoltóirí Chualann in the early 1960s. Together with Garech de Brun (anglicised to Garech Browne) of Luggala, he founded Claddagh Records in 1959. In 1968 he became a producer for the label and supervised the recording of 45 albums.

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Workshop Programme for 2012

I am organising our programme for 2012, which will include:

Our summer workshops, 1 week in August 2012, with Irish flute, whistle, bodhran, fiddle and concertina.

A weekend flute and whistle workshop in March, with accommodation.

Several one-day workshops, with flute & whistle (Stephen Ducke), fiddle (Hubert Chenot) and bodhran (Willie Walsh)

More information very soon…