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From Green Grass To Bluegrass, The Chieftains Trace Country And Bluegrass Music To Their Irish Roots With Special Guests Including: ALISON KRAUSS; MARTINA McBRIDE; EARL SCRUGGS; PATTY GRIFFIN; TIM O'BRIEN; GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS; BELLA FLECK; HJOHN HIATT; RICKY SKAGGS; BUDDY & JULIE MILLER; AND MORE!Medium 1
Now that bluegrass is (again) momentarily cool, leave it to the Chieftains to (again) plunge an all-star country cast into the Celtic wellsprings of old-time music, just as they did 10 years ago with 1992's Another Country. It's no surprise that the Chieftains can handle the rapacious rhythms of a hot fiddle tune; whether they can go toe-to-toe with the likes of Tim O'Brien, Béla Fleck, Ricky Skaggs, and Del McCoury is another matter. Rest assured they can, and they even coax some inspired jamming from Earl Scruggs--who sounds like he has something to prove on "Sally Goodin"--and a chilling vocal from Alison Krauss on "Molly Ban," the Celtic equivalent of "Fair and Tender Maidens." The Chieftains' only miscue comes in wasting Vince Gill's talents on a busily arranged "Dark as a Dungeon." While this set will likely appeal more to fans of contemporary Irish music than to hard-core twang fans, anyone who loves acoustic roots music will find these collaborations refreshing, if not down-right bracing. --Roy Kasten
Love Love Love the Chieftains and here, playing with so many other big name stars, shear pleasure!Published 15 months ago by Alice in Wonderland
Beeing part of an old music tradition in Sweden and also a part of the new music tradition in the 60:s and 70:s
I have always tried to find the connection. Read more
Is a great mix of old and new music by the Irish Chieftains.It is easy to see why this band has lasted 50 plus yearsPublished on February 1, 2013 by Paul Mosley
I tried for months to find this cd and finally found it on Amazon.com .What an amazing mix of music,I haven't stopped playing it since it arrived in my mailbox. Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by mardyjean
Despite the editorial comment
"While this set will likely appeal more to fans of contemporary Irish music than to hard-core twang fans... Read more
The Chieftains..BLUE GRASS?
Yep, shure 'nough is, y'all.
When people hear "Chieftains" they're thinking Irish, Gaelic..but BLUE GRASS? Read more