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Tributes Paid To Chieftains Founder Paddy Moloney

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

04:35 12 Oct 2021


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President Michael D Higgins is leading the tributes to Paddy Moloney, founder and leader of the Chieftains, who has died.

He says Paddy was at the forefront of the renaissance of interest in traditional music, bringing a greater appreciation of Irish culture internationally.

From Donnycarney in north Dublin, the 83 year old formed the Chieftans in 1962.

The group went on to international success, winning six Grammy awards.

Paddy Moloney is survived by his wife Rita and his children Aonghus, Pádraig and Aedín.

Culture Minister Catherine Martin says we have lost a giant of the national cultural landscape.

The Music and Entertainment Association says Paddy Moloney was a 'giant' who brought Irish music to all corners of the globe.

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