Bonaparte's Retreat

The Chieftains


Ireland’s European history echoes in Paddy Moloney’s interpretation of Napoleon’s campaign and its Irish implications. The historic links are obvious with songs such as The Bonny Bunch of Roses and The Green Linnet sung by Dolores Keane (see CC23) and the Hornpipe The Rights of Man.

  1.The Chattering Magpie

2. An Chéad Mháirt den Fhombar (The first Tuesday of Autumn)and Green Grow the Rushes O

3. Bonaparte's Retreat

4. Away with Ye

5. Caledonia

6. Iníon Nic Diarmada (Miss Mac Dermott) or The Princess Royal, Máire Dhall (Blind Mary) and John Drury

7. The Rights of Man

8. Round the House and Mind the Dresser



Ronnie McShane: Bones

Kevin Conneff: Bodhrán

Dolores Keane: Bodhrán

Paddy Maloney: Uilleann Pipes, Tin Whistle & Bodhrán

Séan Potts: Tin Whistle & Bodhrán

Martin Fay: Fiddle

Michael Tubridy: Flute, Concertina & Tin Whistle

Derek Bell: Harps, Oboe & Tiompan

Séan Keane: Fiddle

Music arranged and directed by Paddy Moloney.

Produced by Paddy Moloney for Claddagh Records.