Green Fields in the Press

Below you will find some of our recent press, chronicling our travels and performances around the globe as well as our general musings on the state of Irish Music both in America and beyond. Make sure to keep an eye on this page as it will be updated as new articles are written! To see Green Fields in action, head over to our video page to enjoy some great performances.


Outbid by a Princess, Mick Moloney to be Reunited with a Royal Collection of Irish Music - Jeff Meade,, March 2019

Irish musician and folklorist Mick Moloney recalls a time when he was still living in Philadelphia, and L.A.H. O’Donnell, who had retired from EMI Records and lived in Chestnut Hill, contacted him with an intriguing offer: a vast trove of Irish-American sheet music.

“He was offering the collection for $3,000,” Moloney says. “Well, at the time, I didn’t have $300.”

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‘There's more to Irish American music than Danny Boy and Irish Eyes are Smiling’ – musician Mick Moloney - Aoife Kelly, Irish Independent, May 2018

"Having headed up music ensemble Green Fields of America for forty years, Mick Moloney knows a thing or two about Irish American music.

The perception among many people on this side of the pond of Irish American music is something akin to Maureen O’Hara singing Isle of Inisfree in The Quiet Man..."

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How a Chance Encounter Launched a Revival of Irish American Music - Mick Moloney, Smithsonian Magazine, March 2018

"In 1973, I came to the United States to study folklore at the University of Pennsylvania, where Professor Kenneth Goldstein—my main inspiration and mentor—was head of the department. I took a trip to Nashville in 1974 to attend the American Folklore Society (AFS) annual meeting. There was not much time for music, but I did have some old-time sessions with fiddlers Alan Jabbour and Richard Blaustein..."

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Songs of Laughter and Forgetting – An Irishman’s Diary about the emigrant music of Mick Moloney  - Frank McNally, The Irish Times, May 2018

"Except that both events involve music, it’s probably safe to say there will little comparison between next week’s Eurovision Song Contest and a concert in Dublin Castle later this month. But there is at least one other coincidence, in that the latter will involve a man who, more than 40 years ago now, helped launch Michael Flatley on the world.

Not everybody today would thank Mick Moloney for this achievement, which is harsh..."  

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