Paddy Moloney

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Sue Lawley's guest this week is Paddy Moloney. As the founder of the Chieftains he has taken Irish folk music around the world. No purist, some of his most popular pieces are influenced by other countries folk songs, most notably China, Spain and South America. He's collaborated with popular musicians too, sharing a stage with Mick Jagger, Elvis Costello and The Corrs.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Coast of Malabar by The Chieftains with Ry Cooder
Book: The Book of Lempster (old Irish textbook currently in the Hague)
Luxury: Tin whistle

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 16 Jul 1999 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestPaddy Moloney

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