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A huge loss, not only to Irish traditional music but to all music.
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A sad loss indeed. Thanks for sharing the music, Paddy.
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McMahon probably disdained Moloney? Maybe not, but Moloney departed from "guys playing in the farmhouse kitchen" in multiple ways. It's interesting that he came out of, as far as I know, not just Leo Rowsome but O'Riada's Irish national music aspirations and Garech Browne's 60's jet set hippie cosmopolitanism. The parade of guest artists gets a little contrived but I like the way he arranged tunes, and gave different members of the band a chance to have a go at it. I saw the Chieftains several times and while it was clearly an act, he conveyed a powerful sense of love for music itself and of the different forms it could take. He was to my mind quite great musician and he had a marvelous career.
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I don't think MacMahon disdained Moloney. He probably disdained some of his collaborations and commercial exploits but as far as I remember the two entered a duet competition together, possibly the Oireachtas, and won it too. They went back a long way.

I saw the Chieftains several times during the seventies and once shortly after Molloy joined them. I sort of lost interest, or redirected my interests elsewhere, after Chieftains five or so. They were never quite the same without Potts and Tubridy.

Moloney was capable of great subtle music but I often thought he should perhaps have kept some of the more exuberant aspects of his musical persona in check a bit. But all that stuff, the showmanship and all that, was part of the deal and that was fine too.
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When a musician passes, I often listen to all of their music that I own. I did that with the Chieftains today. This was five of the first seven plus a few others.

Along the lines of the previous couple of posts, I lost interest in them when they started doing all the stuff with guests. But listening to the early albums today, I was stuck with the the same thing as PB+J -- I'm really enjoying the arrangements, with the different players trading off melody.
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