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

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'.