Thursday, November 19, 2015

Match Burns Bright: Van Morrison and The Chieftains with "Ta Mo Chleamhnas"

Today's random song is by Van Morrison and The Chieftains. The Chieftains are one of the greatest ambassadors of Irish music to the world, and have formed their distinctive sound around the Uileann pipes. Van Morrison, from Northern Ireland, is a singer-songwriter and musician who has been described as mystical and transcendental. Some of his albums have appeared near the top of many lists of the greatest albums of all time. He has released 39 albums. The collaboration between Van Morrison and The Chieftains goes back to at least 1979, when they met at the Edinburgh Rock Festival, and agreed to record an album together. The result, 1988's Irish Heartbeat, received positive critical acclaim, including 4 stars from Rolling Stone and was called one of the best albums of the year from The Village Voice. Ta Mo Chleamhnas Deanta (My Match It Is Made) is a traditional song that can be found on the Irish Heartbeat album.