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Paddy Moloney

Paddy Moloney


First broadcast: Sun 11 Jul 1999

Founder of the Chieftains, Folk musician

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]


The Chieftains with Ry Cooder


Castaway's favourite

The Chieftains with Ry Cooder

Coast of Malabar

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto in E flat major - 3rd movement

Soloist: Dennis Brain Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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Elvis Costello and the Chieftains


Elvis Costello and the Chieftains

Long Journey Home


The Book of Lempster (old Irish textbook currently in the Hague) by

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Luxury item

Tin whistle

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