Saoithe Paddy Moloney

Paddy Moloney ITMA
Paddy Moloney

A poignant finish to ITMA's new online series SAOITHE for 2022 - an interview with the late Paddy Moloney (1938-2021) which was recorded in ITMA in April 2021. Uilleann piper, tin whistle player, composer, arranger and leader of The Chieftains, Paddy made an enormous contribution to Irish traditional music, song and dance.

The Saoithe series features long-format Q&A style interviews, with performance and illustrative archival recordings, expand our understanding of these artists by exploring their influences and by seeking out their personal philosophies as traditional artists.

The fortnightly series premiered with Christy Moore in conversation with ITMA Director Liam O'Connor, and can be freely viewed on the ITMA YouTube Channel and on Facebook.

The series continues each fortnight with: Catherine McEvoy, Frankie Gavin, Sarah Ghriallais, Matt Molloy, Dolly McMahon, and Paddy Moloney (1938-2021).

SAOITHE is an extension of ITMA’s online archival series Drawing from the Well which is available to watch here: