The Chieftains 10
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||The Christmas Reel||The Chieftains||2:56||8,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||Salut À La Compagnie||The Chieftains||3:22||8,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||Kill Me Kate: The Custom Gap: The Spindle Shank Reel: My Love Is In America||The Chieftains||4:05||8,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||Manx Music=Illiam Dhone = Brown William: Arrane Savernagh = Slumber Song: Arrane Ghelly = The Song Of The Water Kilpie: Mylecharaine's March: Berry Dhone = Brown Berry: Eunyssagh Vona = Mona's Delight||The Chieftains||3:44||8,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||Master Crowley's Reels||The Chieftains||1:36||8,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||The Pride Of Pimlico||The Chieftains||2:10||8,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||An Faire (The Gold Ring)||The Chieftains||3:42||8,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||An Durzhunel (The Turtle Dove)||The Chieftains||6:50||8,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||Sir Arthur Shaen: Madam Cole||The Chieftains||4:03||8,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||Garech's Wedding||The Chieftains||1:40||8,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||Cotton-Eyed Joe: The Mountain Top||The Chieftains||2:18||8,00 kr||View in iTunes|
The debut album by the Chieftains, recorded when they were still a semi-professional outfit, is more restrained than their subsequent efforts. The opening number introduces each of the bandmembers, Paddy Moloney and Sean Potts on pipes, followed by Michael Tubridy on flute and David Fallon on bodhran, Martin Fay on the fiddle, and then Tubridy on the concertina. The group would later acquire what can only be called a more soulful approach, but the playing here was a revelation at the time, if only for its stripped-down authenticity. The music — mostly airs, reels, and jigs — and performances lack the otherworldly quality that characterized the Chieftains' 1970s albums, but the melodies are still extremely pretty, and make up in immediacy and high spirits what they lack in mystique and mysticism. Martin Fay's fiddle is more prominent here than on subsequent records, where Moloney's pipes became the major voice within the group. Highlights include "Comb Your Hair and Curl It/The Boys of Ballisodare," "The Musical Priest/The Queen of May," "The Walls of Liscarroll," and "The Connemara Stocking."
Formed: 1963 in Dublin, Ireland
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s