The Bells of Dublin
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The Chieftains assemble a diverse cast for this Christmas special. “St. Stephen’s Day Murders” is a comic original, written by Elvis Costello and Paddy Moloney, depicting family holiday strife; the rest are traditional, but hardly predictable. Kate and Anna McGarrigle make “Il Est Né / Ca Berger” heavenly, Marianne Faithfull brings grit to the fiddle-strewn “I Saw Three Ships a Sailing,” and Rickie Lee Jones is full of yearning on “O Holy Night.” Like the perfect Christmas, The Bells of Dublin is rich with bonhomie.
Eclectic Holiday Mash-up ... Chieftains style
This a wonderfully rich mix of songs for the holiday with the Chieftains tying it all together ... nothing cliche here. My favorite holiday album for many years. Take a look at the guest mix - Elvix Costello, Marianne Faithfull, Jackson Browne, Rikki Lee Jones ... who knows how they came up with this list but somehow it all works very well.
Never will you find a down home experience like this. You will be transported to Dublin for a Christmas treat. The wren song is worth the price of the album.
the bells of dublin
I purchased this years ago for the I saw three ships sailing song and many became favorites, love nanci griffith's voice in the wexford carol, this really is a lovely collection of music.
Formed: 1963 in Dublin, Ireland
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by The Chieftains
||Live from Matt Molloy's Pub||Water From the Well||3:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Foggy Dew||The Long Black Veil||5:21||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Rocky Road to Dublin||The Wide World Over: A 40 Year Celebration||4:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Wind That Shakes the Barley / The Reel With the Beryle||The Essential Chieftains||2:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Long Black Veil||The Long Black Veil||3:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Raggle Taggle Gypsy||Further Down the Old Plank Road||3:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Carolan's Concerto||The Wide World Over: A 40 Year Celebration||3:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Foggy Dew (With Sinead O'Connor)||The Essential Chieftains||5:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Here's a Health to the Company||The Wide World Over: A 40 Year Celebration||3:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Foggy Dew||The Wide World Over: A 40 Year Celebration||5:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|