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This new release is a 2-disc set containing 35 tracks spanning from the Chieftains' 4th LP in 1965 through 2002's "Down the Old Plank Road" -- with an amazing line-up of guests!
The Essential Chieftains (RCA Victor/ Legacy/SonyBMG), draws from their output on Columbia in the 1970s, Claddagh in the '80s, and RCA Victor in the '90s and 2000s, as personally selected by original founding member Paddy Moloney, with over a dozen guest stars ranging from James Galway, the Corrs, Carlos Núñez, Ry Cooder, Emmylou Harris, and Béla Fleck, to Sting, Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithfull, Van Morrison, Alison Krauss, Jackson Browne, the McGarrigles, and many others; compiled by Jerry Rappaport and Paddy Moloney, with scholarly liner notes written by Nashville's Robert K. Oermann.
Click on the image above for more information, and click here to go to the Chieftains' official site, where you can find tour information, including Carnegie Hall on St. Patrick's Day!
Feb. 9, 2005 marked the tenth anniversary of the show that put Irish dance on the map -- worldwide! Irish dance and music fans had much to celebrate last March, with a new Riverdance program on public television in the US, a North American tour, and a new Riverdance CD released on March 8!
Click to learn more about the Original Cast Recording Tenth Anniversary Special Edition.