Chieftans, the / Live From Dublin
Album: Live From Dublin   Collection:World
Artist:Chieftans, the   Added:Mar 2005
Label:Rca Victor/Bmg  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-03-21 Pull Date: 2005-05-23 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: May 8
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 07, 2016: Melange
4. Sep 29, 2009: that's not bluegrass
2. Dec 31, 2015: Melange
5. Mar 17, 2009: St. Patrick's Day Explosion
Ottawa Valley Dance
3. Oct 02, 2012: That's Not Bluegrass
Fionnghuala, Opening Medley
6. May 03, 2005: At the Cafe Bohemian
Opening Medley

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-03-17
Recorded live during two tribute shows (taped for the radio) dedicated to Derek Bell, the Chieftans longtime harpist who died in 2002. Wonderful Celtic music (pipes, tin whistle, accordion, fiddle, bodhran, flute, some vocals). There is applause & talking, often introducing the next track so be careful because the music usually ends 15 seconds or more before the counter will say and then there’s an introduction to the next guest or next song.

1. Spoken introduction/applause.
2. A nicely lively set of reels.
*3. Toe tapping goodness w/more than a touch of bluegrass.
4. Slow, sad, pipe/harp picks up into a midtempo whirl.
*5. Starts slow, lovely & sad gets busy & happy w/a Spanish air.
6. Solo a capella voice in a traditional story song. Fairly slow.
*7. Sweet & bright set of reels w/nice work from all.
*8. A surprisingly jazzy piano-driven intro into fast, fast dance.
*9. Great, fast vocal track w/great harmonies. Performed by Anuna.
10. Sad & folksy w/female vox/strings/pipes. Emotional.
*11. Growling male vox in a fun, clap-along, sing-along classic.
12. Three pipes team up in a sweet, playful medley.
*13. Uptempo fiddle dance w/claps & very fast step dancing.
*14. A big & varied jam (nearly 13 min) that features the whole crew, gets the crowd going, and has energy to spare. Great stuff.
15. Delicate harp solo. Sad & mournful. A fitting tribute to Bell.

Track Listing
1. Introduction   8. Christmas Eve
2. Opening Medley   9. Fionnghuala
3. Down the Old Plank Road   10. Carrickfergus
4. Derek's Tune   11. I'll Tell Me Ma
5. Galician Medley   12. Ta An Coileach Ag Fogairt Ae
6. Ellen Browne   13. Ottawa Valley Dance
7. Medley   14. Finale
  15. Farewell to Music