Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin, singer, researcher, poet and composer, was born in Co Louth and her early years were spent in Louth, Mayo and Donegal.
She is considered an authority on the music and song traditions of Ulster and in particular of her native Oriel region. In this documentary we trace her steps through the ancient kingdom of Oriel and we watch as she warmly welcomes singers and musicians such as Steve Cooney, Ríoghnach Connolly, Sylvia Crawford & Darren Magee, Zoe Conway & John McIntyre to her beautiful home in the foothills of South Armagh.
Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin’s career has included periods as a school teacher and a presenter and broadcaster, and since the 1990’s she has been particularly associated with traditional music. Singing has been the main focus of her professional career – recording 9 studio albums and restoring song in the corpus of the Irish Language Oriel song tradition and also new song composition.