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Mick Jagger's personal tribute to Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney

Singer Mick Jagger posted a personal tribute to Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney just hours before his funeral. Picture by Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP

ROLLING Stones frontman Mick Jagger posted a personal tribute to Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney just hours before his funeral.

Jagger collaborated on the titular song of the Chieftain's 1995 album `The Long Black Veil' and the Stones recorded with them on another of its tracks the anthemic `The Rocky Road to Dublin'.

The album went gold in the US and Australia, and Double-Platinum in Ireland.

Last night he wrote: "Sad to hear of Paddy Moloney's passing - the greatest uilleann piper on the planet."

Moloney and the seminal traditional music band also played alongside the Stones at Slane Castle in the early 1980s.

Jagger was one of several music icons, including The Who's Roger Daltrey and Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, Paul McCartney, Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton and Stevie Wonder who collaborated with Paddy Moloney over the years.

Read more: Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney lived for music, mourners told 

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