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Best of the Chieftains
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Album: Best of the Chieftains
# Song Title   Time
1)    Up Against The Buachalawns More Info... 0:04
2)    Boil The Breakfast Early More Info... 0:04
3)    Friel's Kitchen More Info... 0:04
4)    No.6 The Coombe More Info... 0:04
5)    O'Sullivans March More Info... 0:04
6)    Sea Image More Info... 0:06
7)    An Speic Seoigheach More Info... 0:03
8)    The Dogs Among The Bushes More Info... 0:02
9)    The Job of Journeywork More Info... 0:04
10)    Oh! The Breeches Full Of Stitches More Info... 0:04
11)    Chase Around The Windmill More Info... 0:05
12)    The Wind That Shakes The Barley/ The Reel With The Beryle More Info... 0:03
 

Album: Best of the Chieftains
# Song Title   Time
1)    Up Against The Buachalawns More Info... 0:04
2)    Boil The Breakfast Early More Info... 0:04
3)    Friel's Kitchen More Info... 0:04
4)    No.6 The Coombe More Info... 0:04
5)    O'Sullivans March More Info... 0:04
6)    Sea Image More Info... 0:06
7)    An Speic Seoigheach More Info... 0:03
8)    The Dogs Among The Bushes More Info... 0:02
9)    The Job of Journeywork More Info... 0:04
10)    Oh! The Breeches Full Of Stitches More Info... 0:04
11)    Chase Around The Windmill More Info... 0:05
12)    The Wind That Shakes The Barley/ The Reel With The Beryle More Info... 0:03
 
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  • The Chieftains: Kevin Cunniffe (vocals, bodhran, lilting); Sean Keane, Martin Fay (fiddle); Derek Bell (harp, timpan, oboe); Mick Tubridy (flute, tin whistle, concertina); Matt Molloy (flute); Paddy Moloney (Uilleann pipes, tin whistle); Sean Potts (tin whistle);
  • Producer: Paddy Moloney
  • Reissue producer: Lawrence Cohn.
  • Includes liner notes by David McGee.
  • Digitally remastered by David Mitson (Sony Music Studios, Los Angeles, California).
  • The Chieftains are the leading practitioners of traditional Irish music throughout the world, having broken down musical and cultural barriers to bring it to world audiences since the early 1960s. This BEST OF collection highlights some of their most riveting work. Whether with Paddy Moloney's virtuoso Uilleann piping, or Kevin Cunniffe's superb Gaelic singing, this ensemble has really made an impact on Ireland and the world.
  • Standout tracks on BEST OF include the very exciting "Boil the Breakfast Early," a reel that features a wonderful bodhran (goatskin frame drum) introduction by Cunniffe and Matt Molloy's silken flute playing. The lovely slow air "Speic Seoigheach" spotlights Moloney on tin whistle and Derek Bell on medieval harp. It's at once carefree and melancholy, conjuring romantic visions of small town life in old Eire.
  • Q (May 2002, p.127) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...[This] group bring[s] traditional Irish folk to a mainstram audience....dipping in and out...can be bliss..."
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