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The Chieftains 2 Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered


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With a career that spans forty-one years and forty-one albums, The Chieftains are not only Ireland’s premier musical ambassadors but also the most enduring and influential creative force in establishing the international appeal of Celtic music.

Paddy Moloney, the group’s founder and front man, first brought together a group of local musicians in Dublin in 1962, fashioning an ... Read more in Amazon's The Chieftains Store

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  • Audio CD (May 23, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Claddagh / Atlantic
  • ASIN: B00004TCOJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434,011 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Banish Misfortune/Gillian's Apples (Double Jigs)
2. George Brabazon
3. The Red-Haired Man's Wife (Air)
4. The Wet Quim, Or O'Farrell's Welcome To Limerick (Slip Jig)
5. The Fair-Haired Child (Air)/Mrs. Crotty's Reel/The Mountain Top (Reels)
6. The Foxhunt
7. The Sea Maiden (Air)/Tie The Bonnet/O'Rorke's Reel (Reels)
8. Callaghan's Hornpipe/Byrne's Hornpipe (Hornpipes)
9. Pigtown/Tie The Ribbons/The Bag Of Potatoes (Reels)
10. The Humours Of Whiskey/Hardiman The Fiddler (Slip Jigs)
11. Donall Og (Air)
12. Brian Born's March (March)
13. Sweeney's Polka/Denis Murphy's Polka/The Scartaglen Polka (Polkas)

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If there's a single early Chieftains album to get, this is it. It ranks among the best of their recordings from the 1960s when the group formed. Though containing fairly run-of-the-mill Irish material, it's far more spirited and inventive than Chieftains 1, thus illustrating the solid foundation of talent that has supported the Chieftains' music since the ensemble's inception. Like the group's first recording, this one is also available as part of the box set From the Beginning: The Chieftains 1 to 4, but this particular reissue has been remastered, with spectacularly crisp results. --Genevieve Williams

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Cooper VINE VOICE on February 20, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Before they became household names and collaborators with the famous, the Chieftains started out as an all instrumental traditional Irish band. I was lucky enough to pick up this in a perfect shape vinyl about a year ago (so I can't speak to the quality of the CD sound). The music here is old fashioned Gaelic music played on old fashioned Gaelic instruments and played very well. Those who enjoy this type of music will be very pleased with this.
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