Drawing from the Well SAOITHE

A new online series from ITMA featuring in-depth conversations with traditional artists Christy Moore, Catherine McEvoy, Frankie Gavin, Sarah Ghriallais, Matt Molloy, Dolly McMahon, and Paddy Moloney (1938-2021).

Ranging from earliest musical experiences, to sage advice to young people, to hopes for the future of the tradition, this series offers in-depth conversations with seven of Ireland’s most influential and outstanding tradition bearers.

The 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.


ITMA Drawing from the Well Saoithe 5 Matt Molloy

Tonight Wednesday 30 November at 8 pm (Irish time) on ITMA Facebook YouTube.




ITMA Drawing from the Well Saoithe 4 Sarah Ghriallais

Watch the complete interview with Sarah Ghriallais on ITMA Facebook YouTube. This episode was first shown on Wednesday, 16 November 2022.


ITMA Drawing from the Well Saoithe 3 Frankie Gavin

Watch the complete interview with Frankie Gavin on ITMA Facebook YouTube. This episode was first shown on Wednesday, 2 November 2022.



ITMA Drawing from the Well Saoithe 2 Catherine McEvoy

Watch the complete interview with Catherine McEvoy on ITMA YouTube Channel and ITMA Facebook page. Facebook YouTube. This episode was first shown on Wednesday, 19 October 2022.



ITMA Drawing from the Well Saoithe 1 Christy Moore

Watch the complete interview with Christy Moore on ITMA YouTube Channel and ITMA Facebook page. Facebook YouTube. This episode was first shown on Wednesday, 5 October 2022.



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

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