The Chieftains

The Chieftains



In more than twenty five years playing, The Chieftains have brought Irish music to the farthest parts of the world. Their first record, the catalyst that inspired a complete new generation of traditional musicians, is a good introduction to their later work. Made in 1964, the record remains fresh and exuberant, and is still a bestseller.

  1. 'Sé Fáth mo Bhuartha; slow air, The Lark on the Strand; jig, An Fhallaingín Mhuimhneach; air, Trim the Velvet; reel

2. An Comhra Donn, Murphy's Hornpipe; hornpipes

3. Cailín na Gruaige Doinne; slow air

4. Comb Your Hair and Curl it The Boys of Ballisodare; slip or hop jig

5. The Musical Priest; The Queen of May; reels

 6. The Walls of Liscarroll; jig

7. A Dhruimfhionn Donn Dílís; Slow air

8. The Connemara Stocking, The Limestone Rock, Dan Breen's; reels

9. Casadh an tSúgáin; air

10. The Boy in the Gap; reel

11. Saint Mary's, Church Street; polkas Garrett Barry, The Battering Ram; jigs Kitty Goes A-Milking Rakish Paddy; reels



Paddy Moloney; Uilleann Pipes & Tin Whistle

Michael Tubridy; Flute & Concertina

Sean Potts; Tin Whistle

Martin Fay; Fiddle

David Fallon; Bodhran

Music arranged and directed by Paddy Moloney.

Recorded in Edinburgh by Craighall Studios April 1969 for Claddagh Records.