June 30, 1767, Dublin, Ireland.
February 10, 1831, New York City.
Moran and his wife (a singer) emigrated from Dublin to America in 1817. Evidently, he didn’t take long to establish himself in his new home, because that same year, he wrote the music for American president James Monroe’s inaugural march. From at least 1818 to 1830, Moran lived in New York City, where he taught piano and had a music store and piano salesroom. In 1825, he was playing the cello for the Garcia Opera Company; he also served as organist at Grace Church and at St. John’s Chapel.