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Years I've Been Listening; Not Tired Yet
on January 5, 2008
My DH and I bought this as an LP back in the 80s. We recorded it to cassette and played the hell out of it during drives up and down the coast.
I now own it on CD and still play it often. There isn't one song on it that I don't like. It's infectious and at it's most bouncing makes me wish I knew Irish dancing.
I never knew about the Chieftains until my DH introduced me to them. We saw them once in concert and it was grand! Since then, we enjoyed their collaborations with other groups and artists ranging from U.S Country to Spanish Gypsy, from orchestral to rock and roll. Under Paddy Maloney, they have blossomed to encompass more than traditional Irish music, but have never lost sight of the foundation of their work.
Though they have lost Derek Bell (my favourite) and I have lost my DH, I will continue to play this album, "The Long Black Veil" and others because the music is beautiful, well-played, embued with passion, and I often learn something about other cultures from hearing their music.