Chieftains in China
|In 1984 The Chieftains toured China. Chinese audiences reacted to their first encounter with Irish music immediatly and spontaneously. They loved it. The Chieftains were feted everywhere they went and had many sessions with local musicians. Obvious disparities between Irish and Chinese music did not prevent a search for common ground, and The Chieftains themselves play several Chinese pieces, while a Chinese ensemble joins in on some of the Irish tunes.|
Paddy Moloney; Uilleann Pipes, Tin Whistle
Seán Keane; Fiddle
Martin Fay; Fiddle, Bones
Derek Bell; Neo Irish Harp, Tiompán
Kevin Conneff; Bodhrán, Chinese Gong and Vocals
Matt Molloy; Flute
Produced by Paddy Moloney.
Recorded in China and Hong Kong for The Chieftains by Brian Masterson of Windmill Lane Studios.