More than 40 years on, the Chieftains are still the world's nonpareil Irish acoustic instrumental outfit

The Essential Collection - The Chieftains
The Essential Collection - The Chieftains
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A great two-CD set collection of their work to date. CD 1 features traditional Chieftains’ music. CD 2 offers collaborations with famous friends. The Chieftains: Kevin Conneff (vocals, bodhran); Sean Kane (fiddle); Paddy Maloney (tin whistle, Uilleann pipe, accordion); Matt Molloy. Additional personnel include: Emmylou Harris, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sinead O'Connor, Sting, The Corrs, The Rankins, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello. The two-CD set THE ESSENTIAL CHIEFTAINS provides a longview of the traditional Irish folk ensemble's vast discography. The discs cover two separate facets of the band. Disc one, entitled "The Chieftains' Roots," spans from the 1970s through the 2000s and includes the band's versions of traditional songs like "O'Sullivan's March" and "The Donegal Set." Disc two, entitled "The Chieftains and Friends," focuses on collaborations between the band and the likes of Van Morrison, Emmylou Harris, Sting, Marianne Faithful, and others. Throughout, the ensemble's classic sound of pipes, fiddle, tin whistle, and bodhran rings with authenticity and authority, while the superior musicianship that has earned them honors as one of the best Celtic music outfits on the planet is in ample evidence.


Track Listing:
Disc 1
1. Lots Of Drops Of Brandy
2. The Green Fields of America
3. Santiago de Cuba
4. The Donegal Set; Willy's Single\ King of the Pipers\ The Glen Road to Carrick
5. Jabadaw
6. The Bells of Dublin/Christmas Eve
7. The French March
8. The Stone
9. The Munster Cloak/Tabhair Dom Do Lamh (Give Me Your Hand); The Munster Cloak\ Tabhair Dom Do Lamh (Give Me Your Hand)
10. Chasing The Fox
Disc: 2
1. I Know My Love
2. Shenandoah
3. Country Blues
4. Medley; Ladies Pantalettes\ Belles of Blackville\ First House in Connaught (Reels)
5. The Foggy Dew
6. Red is the Rose
7. The Squid Jiggin' Ground / Larry O'Gaff; The Squid Jiggin' Ground\ Larry O'Gaff
8. Lambs in the Greenfields
9. Guadalupe
10. Mo Ghile Mear ("Our Hero")
11. Cotton-Eyed Joe
12. Molly Bán (Bawn)
13. Long Journey Home
14. Love Is Teasin'
15. The Rebel Jesus
16. Il Est Né / Ca Berger; Il Est Ne\ Ca Berger
17. Jimmy Mó Mhíle Stór


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