RTÉ Player’s on-demand Culture collection features an eclectic mix of documentaries and performances from the worlds of Music, Arts, Film & TV and Literature.  Each week, the RTÉ Player team suggest a ‘must-watch’ from the Culture collection.  

This week, the focus is on Paddy Moloney: Chieftain

In a series of intimate interviews, specially-recorded performances and previously unseen archive footage, Moloney reflects for the first time on his own personal journey, and the music, the people and the events that shaped it.  From the passionate pursuit of his dream of bringing traditional music to the world stage to winning six Grammys with The Chieftains, and from performing in front of more than one million people at the historic papal mass in Phoenix Park in 1979 to becoming the first act from the West to perform on the Great Wall of China in 1983, Paddy Moloney shares his thoughts on the many milestones in a remarkable professional career now in its sixth decade.

Over 60 minutes, this intimate and revealing film offers another side to a man that many of us feel we already know and introduces us to Moloney’s wife of 52 years, Rita who has been silently beside him throughout the entire journey.  

Watch Paddy Moloney: Chieftain now on RTÉ Player.