Matt Molloy (born 12 January 1947, Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon) is a renowned Irish flautist and traditional musician. A master of the Sligo tradition of flute and tin whistle playing, Molloy has played a vital role in the evolution of Irish music. During the 1970s, Molloy was a member of The Bothy Band and its successor, the re-founded Planxty. He joined The Chieftains in 1979, succeeding Michael Tubridy. Over the course of his career, Molloy has worked with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples, Micheál Ó Súilleabháin and Dónal Lunny.