Saturday, June 11, 2016

Reeling from the Jigs: The Chieftains and "The Kilfenora Set"

Some old friends bring us the random tune for today. The Chieftains are a legendary Irish ensemble who introduced the wider world to Irish music. Formed in Dublin in 1962, The Chieftains formed their music primarily around the distinctive sound of uileann pipes. They took their name from the title of a novel by Irish author John Montague. Besides releasing several critically acclaimed albums, they are just as well known for their collaborations with such artists as Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Sinead O'Connor and Roger Daltry. They have released 44 albums. This song, "The Kilfenora Set," is some jigs and reels from their 1999 album Water from the Well.