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Guide to the Mick Moloney Irish-American Music and Popular Culture Commercial Recordings Collection AIA.031.001

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2596

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Brendan Dolan

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 07, 2022
Description is in English

 Updated by Aki Snyder to include unprocessed audiocassettes  , March 2022

Historical/Biographical Note

Dr. Mick Moloney (b. 1944 Limerick, Ireland) is Global Distinguished Professor of Music and Irish Studies at New York University. He immigrated to the United States in 1973 and was based in Philadelphia until moving to New York City in 2006. A musician and folklorist, he has recorded and produced over forty albums of traditional music and acted as advisor for scores of festivals and concerts, as well as being artistic director for the musical ensemble The Green Fields of America. In 1999 Mick Moloney was awarded the National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest official honor a traditional artist can receive in the United States. He is the author of the book and CD Far from the Shamrock Shore (2002), as well as numerous essays on Irish music and musical culture, co-editor of Close to the Floor: Irish Dance from the Boreen to Broadway (2009) and has a Ph.D. in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania.

For further biographical information, see:

Steve Winnick, "From Limerick Rake to Solid Man: The Musical Life of Mick Moloney," Dirty Linen, No. 48 (October/November 1993)

1999 NEA National Heritage Fellowships online at

Mick Moloney, Musician and Folklorist at