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Appalachian and Irish acoustic trad music make an appealing combination, and the Chieftains and their stateside colleagues do ample justice to both in this Grammy-winning charmer. American Country music developed primarily from Scots-Irish and British folk tunes, rather than the Chieftains’ more usual Gaelic sources, but there was considerable borrowing and one melody often turned up with multiple sets of lyrics. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band perform here wi… More >>

Another Country

5 Responses to “Another Country”

  • I have had this CD about three weeks and I play it at least once a day. When I start it, the player goes on continuous play and I just sit back and listen. I love it.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  • I’m completely happy with my purchase of this CD. It with take you thru different moods and styles. Killybegs for Irish-flavored country to the sublime Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine with Emmylou Harris. Really nice rendition of Cotton-Eyed Joe, a real foot stomper. I play tracks from this CD on my radio show called The Fitz Mix. Paddy Maloney and the Chieftains are very good at producing wonderfully mixed recordings.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  • I’m a fan of the Chieftans but I’m not impressed with this CD. Their “sound” is distinctive and sometimes I think the material is indistinguishable from one track to the next. I bought this just for “Cotton Eyed Joe”, which is very enjoyable.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  • Another Country clearly ties our country roots to the folk music of Ireland and the northland of Europe . It gives me additional interest in restudyin Doc and Merle Watson, Vassar Clements, Bill Monroe and the Nashville sound of the 50’s to 70’s.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  • This is a great cd. I would highly recommend it to anyone. you can tell they had a good time making it and the enjoyment really pours through to the music. It is also fun to hear so many tunes you’re familiar with done like this. Here’s hoping for a sequel.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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