Paddy Moloney remembers Martin Fay
Monday, November 19, 2012 |
Photo from The Chieftan's Bonaparte's Retreat, 1976. Martin Fay is centre with fiddle. Paddy Moloney is left.
When they formed in the early '60s, The Chieftains embraced a style of music that was viewed as unfashionable and obsolete. They brought it back to prominence.
As the group's longtime fiddler, Martin Fay had a big hand in the revival of Irish music.
Martin Fay died last Wednesday, in Dublin. He was 76 years old.
Paddy Moloney founded The Chieftains four decades ago. He still plays Uilleann pipes and tin whistle in the band. We reached him in Dublin.