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North America

Mick Moloney

Biographical

Mick Moloney: (b. November 15, 1944) is a traditional Irish musician and scholar. Born in Limerick, County Limerick, he was an important figure on the Dublin folk-song revival in the 1960s. In 1973, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He gained early fame as a member of Irish group The Johnstons and has since performed and recorded with a variety of groups and individuals, including Eugene O'Donnell and Séamus Egan, Moloney, O'Connell and Keane and Marie & Martin Reilly. Mick Moloney combines the careers of folklorist, arts presenter and advocate, professional musician, and radio and television personality.

In my opinion, Mick Moloney is the Irish American equivalent of Dónal Lunny — as Mick has been involved with more USA based Irish music projects than anyone I can think of — the most important figure on Irish music scene in America since The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.

Discography

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  • Notes:
    • Mick Moloney's recordings with the Johnstons are found in that discography
    • The above recordings feature Mick as a primary artist …
    • Mick has played, produced and written liner notes on another 80 plus recordings …
      • Many of which you will find listed on the next page.