The Chieftains, In China

 

LP Claddagh Records  1984  (CC42)

LP Shanachie Records Corp. 1987 (79050)

 

Originalissimo album, testimonianza di un tour in Cina dove il gruppo trova straordinarie somiglianze tra la musica tradizionale irlandese e cinese. La registrazione è effettuata in Cina e Honk Kong da Brian Masterson. La copertina è ideata da Graham Shepherd sulla base di una fotografia di Pat Liddy.

 

Tracks:

1. Full of Joy - with Chinese ensemble 2:32

2. In a Suzhow Garden - Slá Le Máighe - slow air 3:33

3. If I had Maggie in the Wood polkas 3:24

4. The Reason for My Sorrow - 'Sé Fáth mo Bhuartha - slow air 3:40

5. The Chieftains In China medley 11:49

6. Planxty Irwin - with Chinese ensemble 2:56

7. Off the Great Wall slow air 5:23

8. A Tribute to O'Carolan medley 10:54

9. The Wind From the South - An Gaoth Aneas - with Chinese ensemble - slow air 3:23

10. China to Hong Kong reels & Chinese air 4:20

 

Musicians:

Martin Fay: fiddle and bones

Seán Keane: fiddle

Kevin Conneff: bodhrán, Chinese gong, and vocals

Matt Molloy: flute

Paddy Moloney: uilleann pipes and tin whistle

Derek Bell: neo Irish harp and tiompán

&

Chinese Ensemble