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The Chieftains

The Chieftains
Background information
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genre(s) Irish folk music, Celtic music
Years active 1963-present
Label(s) Claddagh Records, RCA
Website thechieftains.com
Members
Paddy Moloney, Seán Keane, Kevin Conneff, Matt Molloy
Former members
Derek Bell, Martin Fay, Michael Tubridy, Seán Potts, Peadar Mercier, Ronnie McShane, David Fallon

The Chieftains are a Grammy-winning Irish musical group founded in 1963, known for performing and popularizing Irish traditional music. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Dublin city centre at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic that is currently politically divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ... Celtic music is a term utilized by record companies, music stores and music magazines to describe a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic peoples of Western Europe. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Claddagh Records is a record label which was founded in 1959 by Garech Browne and Paddy Moloney. ... Paddy Moloney (born August 1, 1938) is one of the founders of the Irish musical group The Chieftains and has played on every one of their albums. ... Séan Keane was born in July 12, 1946 in Dublin. ... Kevin Conneff (born January 8, 1945) is more familiarly known as the voice and rhythmic heartbeat of the legendary Irish folk group, The Chieftains, through his talents as vocalist and bodhran player. ... Matt Molloys Pub in Bridge Street, Westport Matt Molloy (born 12 January 1947, Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon) is an Irish musician, from a region known for producing talented flautists. ... Derek Bell (October 21, 1935 - October 17, 2002) was an Irish harpist and composer. ... Martin Fay (b. ... Michael Tubridy was born in Kilrush, County Clare Ireland in 1935. ... Sean Potts is an Irish musician. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic politically divided between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ...


The band's name came from the book Death of a Chieftain by Irish author John Montague.[1] The word chieftain itself derives from the English language translation of the Irish Gaelic word taoiseach, meaning a clan chief or leader. Some historians suggest that in ancient Ireland (whence these terms originate), a taoiseach was a minor king. This may refer to: John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, a British statesman of the 18th century John Montague, a 20th century Irish poet and writer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... The Taoiseach (IPA: or ) — plural: Taoisigh ( or ), also referred to as An Taoiseach[1], is the head of government of Ireland or prime minister. ...


The band has recorded many albums of instrumental Irish folk music, as well as multiple collaborations with popular musicians of many genres, including Country music, Galician traditional music, Cape Breton and Newfoundland music, and rock and roll. They have performed with Van Morrison, Moya Brennan, Mark Knopfler, Mick Jagger, Elvis Costello, Roger Daltrey, Nanci Griffith, Tom Jones, Sinéad O'Connor, James Galway, The Corrs, Art Garfunkel, Sting, Rosanne Cash, Jim White, Tom Partington, Ziggy Marley, Lyle Lovett, and numerous Country-western artists. In 1975, the group won praise for their playing of Women of Ireland for Stanley Kubrick's movie Barry Lyndon. In 1994 they appeared in Roger Daltrey's production, album and video of A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who. This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Spanish regions of Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria are clustered together in the northern part of the country. ... Cape Breton fiddling is a lively regional violin style which falls within the Celtic Music idiom. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Máire Ní Bhraonáin, IPA: better known as Máire Brennan or Moya Brennan (born August 4, 1952, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland), is a Grammy Award-nominated Celtic folk singer. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... Michael Phillip Mick Jagger CBE (born July 26, 1943) is an English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944) is a rock vocalist, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who. ... Depiction of Nanci Griffith on the cover of her album Flyer Nanci Caroline Griffith, (born July 6, 1953 in Seguin, Texas) is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. ... For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ... Sinéad Marie Bernadette OConnor (IPA: [1]) (born December 8, 1966) is a Grammy Award winning Irish singer and songwriter. ... James Galway and his golden flute Sir James Galway (born December 8, 1939) is a Northern Ireland-born virtuoso flutist from Belfast, often called The Man With the Golden Flute. ... The Corrs are a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Celtic folk-rock and pop rock group from Dundalk, Republic of Ireland. ... Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980) Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American white gollywog and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... This article is about the musician. ... Rosanne Cash from the back cover of Rhythm & Romance (1985). ... Jim White (born March 10, 1957[1]) is an American southern gothic singer/songwriter. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Lyle Lovett, from the cover of 1996s The Road to Ensenada Lyle Lovett (born in Klein, Texas on November 1, 1957) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Country music, once known as Country and Western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... Lyrics Ta bean in Éireann a phronnfadh sead damh is mo shaith le n-ol Is ta bean in Éireann is ba bhinne leithe mo rafla ceoil No seinm thead; ata bean in Eirinn is niorbh fhearr lei beo Mise ag leimnigh no leagtha i gcre is mo tharr faoi... “Kubrick” redirects here. ... Barry Lyndon (1975) is an award-winning period film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844) by William Makepeace Thackeray. ... Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944) is a rock vocalist, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who. ...


The group have won six Grammy Awards and have been nominated eighteen times. They have also won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Genie. In 2002 they were given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the UK's BBC Radio 2. Two of their singles have been minor hits. Have I Told You Lately" (credited to The Chieftains with Van Morrison) reached number 71 in 1995. I Know My Love (credited to The Chieftains featuring The Corrs) reached number 37 in 2002. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Genie Awards are given out to recognize the best of Canadian films and television, by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. ... The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards celebrate outstanding achievement during the previous year within the field of folk music. ... BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and is the most popular station in the UK. It broadcasts throughout the UK on FM radio between 88 and 91 MHz from its studios in Western House, adjacent to Broadcasting House in central London. ... Have I Told You Lately is a hit song included in Van Morrisons 1989 album Avalon Sunset, and written by him. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ...


The front covers of the first four albums were designed by Edward Delaney. Edward Delaney is an Irish sculptor born in Claremorris in County Mayo in 1930. ...

Contents

Band members

Paddy Moloney is the band's leader, and composes or arranges most of the band's music. While the band's members changed numerous times in the band's early history, the membership solidified in 1979 when Matt Molloy replaced Michael Tubridy. From then until 2002, members included: Paddy Moloney (born August 1, 1938) is one of the founders of the Irish musical group The Chieftains and has played on every one of their albums. ...

In 2002, Fay retired from active membership and Bell died. Paddy Moloney (born August 1, 1938) is one of the founders of the Irish musical group The Chieftains and has played on every one of their albums. ... Full set of Uilleann pipes Uilleann pipes (IPA: ) are the characteristic national bagpipe of Ireland. ... The tin whistle, also called the tinwhistle, whistle, pennywhistle, or Irish whistle, is a simple six-holed woodwind instrument. ... This article is about the instrument as a whole. ... Bodhrán with tipper The bodhrán (IPA or ; plural bodhráns or bodhráin) is an Irish frame drum ranging from 25 to 65cm (10 to 26) in diameter, with most drums measuring 35 to 45cm (14 to 18). The sides of the drum are 9 to 20cm (3... Matt Molloys Pub in Bridge Street, Westport Matt Molloy (born 12 January 1947, Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon) is an Irish musician, from a region known for producing talented flautists. ... ♠ This article is about the family of musical instruments. ... The tin whistle, also called the tinwhistle, whistle, pennywhistle, or Irish whistle, is a simple six-holed woodwind instrument. ... Kevin Conneff (born January 8, 1945) is more familiarly known as the voice and rhythmic heartbeat of the legendary Irish folk group, The Chieftains, through his talents as vocalist and bodhran player. ... Bodhrán with tipper The bodhrán (IPA or ; plural bodhráns or bodhráin) is an Irish frame drum ranging from 25 to 65cm (10 to 26) in diameter, with most drums measuring 35 to 45cm (14 to 18). The sides of the drum are 9 to 20cm (3... Séan Keane was born in July 12, 1946 in Dublin. ... “Fiddler” redirects here. ... The tin whistle, also called the tinwhistle, whistle, pennywhistle, or Irish whistle, is a simple six-holed woodwind instrument. ... Martin Fay (b. ... The bones are a musical instrument (more specifically, a folk instrument) which, at the simplest, consists of a pair of bones, human or animal, or pieces of wood or a similar material. ... Derek Bell (October 21, 1935 - October 17, 2002) was an Irish harpist and composer. ... For other uses, see Harp (disambiguation). ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... The oboe is a double reed musical instrument of the woodwind family. ...


Discography

All albums are available worldwide from www.claddaghrecords.com [1]

  • The Chieftains 1 (1963)
  • The Chieftains 2 (1969)
  • The Chieftains 3 (1971)
  • The Chieftains 4 (1973)
  • The Chieftains 5 (1975)
  • The Chieftains 6: Bonaparte's Retreat (1976)
  • The Chieftains 7 (1977)
  • The Chieftains Live! (1977)
  • The Chieftains 8 (1978)
  • The Chieftains 9: Boil the Breakfast Early (1979)
  • The Chieftains 10: Cotton-Eyed Joe (1981)
  • The Year of the French (1982)
  • Concert Orchestra (1982)
  • The Chieftains in China (1985)
  • Ballad of the Irish Horse (1986)
  • Celtic Wedding (1987)
  • In Ireland (1987)
  • Irish Heartbeat - With Van Morrison (1988)
  • The Tailor Of Gloucester (1988)
  • A Chieftains Celebration (1989)
  • Over the Sea To Skye: The Celtic Connection - With James Galway (1990)
  • Bells of Dublin (1991)
  • Another Country (1992)
  • An Irish Evening (1992)
  • The Celtic Harp: A Tribute To Edward Bunting (1993)
  • The Long Black Veil (1995)
  • Film Cuts (1996)
  • Santiago (1996)
  • Long Journey Home (1998)
  • Fire in the Kitchen (1998)
  • Tears of Stone (1999)
  • Water From the Well (2000)
  • The Wide World Over (2002)
  • Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions (2002)
  • Further Down the Old Plank Road (2003)
  • The Long Black Veil (2004 Mobile Fidelity Gold CD reissue)
  • Live From Dublin: A Tribute To Derek Bell (2005)
  • The Essential Chieftains (2006)

The Chieftains 1 is the first album released by the Irish musical group The Chieftains in 1963. ... Chieftains 2 is the second album released by the Irish musical group The Chieftains in 1969, the first being Chieftains 1 in 1963. ... The Chieftains 3 is the third album released by the Irish musical group The Chieftains in 1971, the first two being The Chieftains 1 in 1963 and The Chieftains 2 in 1969. ... Chieftains 4 or The Chieftains 4 is an album by The Chieftains. ... Chieftains 5 or The Chieftains 5 is an album by The Chieftains. ... Chieftains 7 or The Chieftains 7 is an album by The Chieftains. ... The Chieftains 8 is an album by The Chieftains. ... Irish Heartbeat is an album by Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and The Chieftains released in 1988 (see 1988 in music. ... A Chieftains Celebration is an album by the Irish folk music group The Chieftains. ... The Long Black Veil is an album by The Chieftains and other bands, released on January 24, 1995 by RCA records. ... Fire in the Kitchen is a compilation album recorded by The Chieftains, in collaboration with an array of Canadian folk musical guests, and released in 1998. ... Tears of Stone is an album by The Chieftains, released in 1999. ... The Long Black Veil is an album by The Chieftains and other bands, released on January 24, 1995 by RCA records. ...

Former members

Other former members include:

  • David Fallon (bodhrán)
  • Ronnie McShane (percussion)
  • Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones)
  • Seán Potts (tin whistle, bones, bodhrán)
  • Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, and tin whistle)

“Percussion” redirects here. ... Sean Potts is an Irish musician. ... Michael Tubridy was born in Kilrush, County Clare Ireland in 1935. ... English concertina made by Wheatstone around 1920 A concertina, like the various accordions, is a member of the free-reed family of instruments. ...

Sound samples

Image File history File links TheChieftainsRedemptionSong. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ... Album cover of Uprising Redemption Song was the last track on Bob Marleys ninth Island music album, Uprising. ...

References

  1. ^ http://members.shaw.ca/chieftains/history.html

External links


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