Paddy Moloney (Irish: Pádraig Ó Maoldomhnaigh; born 1 August 1938) is one of the founders of the Irish musical group The Chieftains 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.
Louise and Michelle Mulcahy play two jigs: “Tonra’s” and “Sport”. Recorded at the Fleadh in 2003.
Two reels from flute player Marcas Ó Murchú, with Cathy Potter on harp: “Ríl na Féirste” and “The Donegal Reel”.
Jimmy McGettrick (1909-98) was a tin whistle player from Ballymote in Co Sligo. He learnt his first tune at 15 from a neighbour called Matt Molloy (uncle of flute player Matt Molloy). He played with fiddlers Willie and John Joe Coleman and was one of Matt Molloy’s “musical touchstones”.
The tune McGettrick’s is associated with him.
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…