Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Chieftains 5

Volume five (1975) is a great Chieftains album, as is its famous predecessor, Chieftains 4. You'd do well to read about the early history of the band - the line-up of musicians, the change in sound. Paddy Maloney and the boys helped shape Irish music from lonely fiddle players and pipers to ensemble performances that blend the sound of many instruments. You can hear their influence in so many bands that came after - The Bothy Band, Lúnasa, Altan, etc.


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