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1.) Carolina Rua Reel/The Ladies Pantalettes - w/ Imelda May
2.) Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies - w/ Pistol Annies
3.) Pretty Little Girl - w/ Carolina Chocolate Drops
4.) Down In The Willow Garden - w/ Bon Iver
5.) Lily Love - w/ The Civil Wars
6.) The Lark In The Clear Air / Olam Punch - w/ Punch Brothers
7.) My Lagan Love - w/ Lisa Hannigan
8.) When The Ship Comes In - w/ The Decemberists
9.) School Days Over - w/ The Low Anthem
10.) The Frost Is All Over - w/ Punch Brothers
11.) Peggy Gordon - w/ The Secret Sisters
12.) Hard Times Come Again No More - w/ Paolo Nutini
13.) The Chieftains Reunion
14.) The Chieftains In Orbit - w/ NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman
15.) Lundu - w/ Carlos Núñez
VOICE OF AGES is a joyful 50th anniversary celebration and a gift from The Chieftains to their fans and lovers of traditional Irish music around the world. The album is not purely traditional Irish music, but every song has some special quality to link it to the spirit of The Chieftains and what they've been about for the last fifty years. As a collaborative album this is a chance to expose world music fans to some of the finest musical artists working outside of the top forty today, and to expose fans of those artists to The Chieftains.
The album includes seventeen songs across fifteen tracks, eleven of which are considered traditional, and those that are not are wrapped in traditional sounding arrangements.
Dylan fans will be interested (happily or sadly - you know how those Dylanphiles can be) to hear independent lit rockers The Decemberists perform "When the Ship Comes In," backed by The Chieftains. It has been nearly fifty years since Dylan and Joan Baez performed that song at The March on Washington.
Fans of recent Grammy-winning act The Civil Wars will relish the Americana duo's original song contribution to this album.
Of course the Bon Iver track will draw deserved attention. He's a popular and a busy boy these days...
19th century American music purists will be dismayed to see Stephen Foster's name left out of the credits on "Hard Times Come Again No More."
Take notice of all the names on the album cover. They are all worth knowing.Read more ›
Although no one can ever replace Martin and Derek, the guest musicians have filled out the ranks nicely and managed to keep the feel and style that have made the Chieftains what they are for so long. And Triona Marshall is an excellent harpist, adding that air of elegance that Derek used to provide.
A true Chieftains collaboration album worth a listen. And a reminder that this band is still vital and worth listening to even after 50 years.
I strongly recommend this record. Beautifully recorded and produced - and the band is STILL in top form after 50 years. Quite possibly the Chieftain's finest "duets" effort; this will be the best folk and/or international release of the year.
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a very good cd - I've bought it, because I am a collector of Imelda May and The Civil Wars.
Both have tracks on this cd
You can't go wrong with any Chieftains DVD or CD. Paddy Moloney is always entertaining. Like most albums, there are songs you like and ones you don't. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael Baxter