Paddy's Lament

EXHIBITION : MUSIC, SONG AND DANCE OF IRELAND

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Sinéad O'Connor and friends perform 'Paddy's Lament' and Sinéad talks to Pat Kenny about song writing and the power of traditional song.

  • Title
    Sinéad O'Connor Sings Paddy's Lament
  • 1st Broadcast
    04/10/2002
  • Contributor
    Pat Kenny
  • Clip Duration
    00:09:56
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    The Late Late Show
  • Clip title
    Paddy's Lament
  • Extended description

    Sinéad O'Connor talks to Pat Kenny about the power of these traditional sean nos songs and the need to respect the original versions of these traditional songs. Sinéad also talks of the importance of the sub-text in these songs and the stories that they tell. Sinéad acknowledges the calibre of song-writing in Ireland.

    'Paddy's Lament' is just one of the songs on Sinéad O'Connor's album 'Sean Nos Nua'.

  • Information

    This episode of The Late Late Show was broadcast on 4 October 2002.

    'The Late Late Show' was intended to be a summer "filler" but proved so successful with the public that it became part of the regular schedule. The idea for the programme came from the show's producer, Tom McGrath, who wanted to present an Irish version of the American talk show 'The Tonight Show'.

    Gay Byrne was to be the show's presenter and would remain so for the next 37 years. Tom McGrath's original idea was that the show would be informal and have the feel of people dropping in for a chat.

    'The Late Late Show' became an important forum for the airing and debating of many issues in a changing Irish society.

    The first programme of 'The Late Late Show' was broadcastat 11.20 pm, 6 July 1962. At the time, it was unusual to have a live talk and entertainment show on so late in the day's viewing. On that first show, the guests were Count Cyril McCormack, Ken Gray, George Desmond Hodnett and Harry Thuillier. McGrath would go on to pioneer many other successful variety shows on Irish television.

    Pat Kenny replaced Gay Byrne as presenter in 1999 and remained in that position for 10 years.The programme is still running today and is presented by Ryan Tubridy.

  • Local keywords
    Sinéad O'Connor, Pat Kenny, The Late Late Show, Paddys Lament, Sean Nos
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2001
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    DX91/01780
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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