Monday, March 06, 2006

More on the Chieftains

Some may have read this post in which I mentioned the Chieftains. Today, the practitioners of traditional Celtic music appeared on NPR's Talk of the Nation, a brief portion of which I caught. I was at least correct when I spoke with my friends that they are an Irish ensemble. But of course, the Proclaimers are the group who gave us I'm Gonna Be 500 Miles. That twosome is from Scotland.


Phil Dillon, Prairie Apologist said...


I'm a Boston Irishman and have a good sized collection of Celtic music. The Chieftans are one of the prominent groups in the collection. They're quite good.

The group I highly recommend if you're interested in Celtic music is Eden's Bridge. They do Celtic gospel and they're outstanding.

If you like classical I recommend Patrick Cassaday's "Famine and Remembrance."

Mark Daniels said...

I really got into Iona a few years back...really interesting music.