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The Chieftains

The Chieftains are an Irish musical group founded in 1962, known for performing and popularizing Irish traditional music. The band has recorded many albums of instrumental Irish folk music, as well as multiple collaborations with popular musicians of many genres, including Country music, Galician traditional music, Cape Breton and Newfoundland music, and rock and roll. They have performed with Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Tom Jones, Sin�ad O'Connor, James Galway, and numerous Country-western artists. In 1975, the group won praise for their playing of Women of Ireland for Stanley Kubrick's m ...read more

The Chieftains are an Irish musical group founded in 1962, known for performing and popularizing Irish traditional music. The band has recorded many albums of instrumental Irish folk music, as well as multiple collaborations with popular musicians of many genres, including Country music, Galician traditional music, Cape Breton and Newfoundland music, and rock and roll. They have performed with Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Tom Jones, Sin�ad O'Connor, James Galway, and numerous Country-western artists. In 1975, the group won praise for their playing of Women of Ireland for Stanley Kubrick's movie Barry Lyndon.


They have won six Grammy Awards and have been nominated eighteen times. In 2002 they were given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the UK's BBC Radio 2.


Look at any clover on the face of music today, and tip your bonnet to The Chieftains.


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LPs
Down the old plank road
2003

3.3
2 Votes
Water from the well
2000

3
1 Votes
Long Black Veil
1995

4.2
13 Votes
The Chieftains 2
1969

4
1 Votes
Compilations

01/01/2013

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