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The melodies on Collection may be ancient but this is the sound of a revolution. Before Paddy Maloney gathered together some of the best traditional musicians in Ireland in 1963 to form a band, such music was performed solo, if at all. The Chieftains not only reintroduced traditional music to the Irish public, they pioneered a new way of playing it. Bands such as Planxty, the Bothy Band, Clannad, and Altan all owe the Chieftains a debt of gratitude. The tracks on this CD are… More >>

The Chieftains Collection: The Very Best of the Claddagh Years

2 Responses to “The Chieftains Collection: The Very Best of the Claddagh Years”

  • This CD makes you feel as if you’ve got the rolling green hills of Ireland right outside your front door. A definate must for Celtic music lovers.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  • I have been looking for a long time for a Irish album like this one. This is a collection of many traditional airs, reels, and slides that are performed very well. I heard many of these tracks when I visited Ireland a couple of years ago. If you are looking for a album that really represents the full range of traditional Irish music, I really encourage you to purchase this album.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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