Musician, composer and founder of The Chieftains Paddy Moloney.
Paddy Moloney is probably best known as the leader of the Irish music group The Chieftains. He has written film scores, arranged music for ballet, and appeared as a guest performer on recordings with Paul McCartney, Art Garfunkel and Dolly Parton.
Paddy has fans all over the world from Hollywood to Hong Kong.
For his appearance on 'Performers' he plays 'The Morning Dew' on tin whistle. The tune was used for a train sequence in a film and also featured as part of a ballet performance of ‘The Playboy of the Western World’.
Paddy Moloney describes the tremendous concentration required of musicians when playing with dancers for a two and a half hour performance. Working without a score, each performance is unique.
For the second part of the performance of ‘Morning Dew’, Paddy Moloney switches from tin whistle to uilleann pipes.
This episode of ‘Performers’ broadcast on 22 July 1986. The presenter is Siobhán Cleary.