The Chieftains - Ireland's
Ambassadors of Celtic Music
1963, uillean piper, Paddy Moloney got together with Martin Fay on fiddle and
bones, Seán Potts on tin whistle, Micheal Tubridy on flute, and and David
Fallon on Bodhran. They recorded and album together entitled, The Chieftains.
This album sparked the formation of one of the most prolific Celtic bands in history.
The complete cast of characters has changed a number of times, but the incredible
music that the band has recorded has just gotten better and better.
band won several Grammy's and their album, The Long Black Veil went Gold
very shortly after its release. And a couple years ago they were officially made
Ireland's Ambassadors of traditional Celtic music.
Website: Homepage Download: Free The Chieftains MP3s (currently unavailable)
Similar Artists: Boys of the Lough, Clancy Brothers, Altan, Lunasa
the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions (1997)
An all-star mix of Celtic
Bluegrass music featuring such bluegrass singers like Alison Krauss, Tim O'Brien,
Béla Fleck, Ricky Skaggs, and Earl Scruggs. Packed full of Old-Timey music,
this is a great album for anyone who loves traditional acoustic Irish music.
Wedding: Music of Brittany (1998)
The Chieftains perform some music from
Brittany, located in western France. Brittany is an ancient Celtic homeland whose
language and music are closely related to those of Wales and Cornwall. This is
one of their finest albums that captures the subtleties of Breton music.