Shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of the great Mick Moloney. Pictures over the years. #irishmusic #trad We are shocked and heartbroken at the news of Dr. Mick Moloney’s sudden death. He was just in the museum with Leni Sloan on July 13th and enthralled the audience. What a loss for Irish music and Irish America. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis. RIP.
Mick Moloney’s death is terribly sad and a critical loss to Ireland, Irish America and to Irish music worldwide. A great flame of musical joy and friendship has been extinguished. A Distinguished Professor @GIHNYU Mick will be profoundly missed by all at Glucksman Ireland House.
Moloney has served as artistic director on several major art tours, including Green Fields of America, an ensemble of Irish musicians, singers and dancers that has toured the United States several times. He has produced and performed on more than 70 albums and has served as a consultant to numerous festivals and concerts in the United States.
Moloney received his Ph.D. in 1992. in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1999, he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for his work on public folklore.
Moloney is the author of Far From the Clover Shores: Stories of Irish-American History Through Song, released by Crown Publications in February 2002 on CD with Shanachie Records. He has hosted three nationally syndicated folk music series on PBS; has been a consultant, performer and interviewee on the Irish TV special Bringing It All Home; participant, consultant in the PBS documentary Out of Ireland and music arrangement; and cast of the PBS special The Irishman in America: The Long Journey Home.