Patrick Moran (musician)

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Patrick Moran
Patrick "Paddy" Moran
Background information
Born (1975-06-07) June 7, 1975 (age 39)
Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
Origin Newfoundland, Canada
Genres Sliabh Luachra
Instruments Fiddle
Years active 1982 – present
Associated acts The Punters

Patrick Moran (born June 7, 1975) is a professional fiddler born in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada.

Moran began playing the fiddle in 1982 as a student of fiddle player Kelly Russell. Moran ’s Sliabh Luachra style, nimble versatility and strong understanding of contemporary and traditional melodies has made him a highly respected studio fiddler throughout Canada.

Moran has collaborated with a number of well-known Newfoundland musicians at sessions, folk festivals, and concerts. He has performed throughout North America and Ireland with many prominent artists in traditional Irish and Newfoundland music, including Séamus Creagh, The Chieftains, Paddy Keenan, Ryan's Fancy, The Sons of Erin and he has appeared at 25 consecutive Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festivals.

Moran currently performs as a member of the Celtic rock band The Punters, Irish-Newfoundland bands Tickle Harbour and Jeezus Murphy, Newfoundland band The Government Rams, and bluegrass band Crooked Stovepipe. He also currently performs with St.John's local band Heel and Toe.

Moran is also a record producer.[1]


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