Mick Moloney, a legend in the history of Irish music, who passed away suddenly on July 30, 2022, will be remembered at the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan with a three-night and thirty-artist musical celebration of his genius and social justice.
Starting Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1, thirty artists will pay tribute to his remarkable life and legacy, presented in collaboration with NYU Glucksman Ireland House, where Moloney had taught Ethnomusicology, Irish, and Irish American Studies.
The artist lineup reflects the incredible and diverse interests and passions Moloney had for music, with performances from banjo player Nora Brown; world-renowned stepdancer Jean Butler; three members of Cherish the Ladies, Joanie Madden, Mary Coogan, and Mirella Murray; and beloved Irish ballad player Donie Carroll.
Tickets are available now at the Irish Arts Center website and selling fast.
Throughout his thirty-year career, Moloney, born in Co. Limerick, has been a social worker assisting immigrant communities in London, and after emigrating to the United States and settling in Philadelphia in 1973, his music career flourished.
In 1978, he co-founded Green Fields of America, a touring crew of Irish musicians, singers, and dancers, including Riverdance sensation Michael Flatley. He went on earn his master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was later awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in folklore and folklife in 1992.
He was admired for his niche interest in the overlap between Irish, African, Jewish, and Galician music and culture and for including women artists in his promotion of Irish music to a global audience.