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The wide world over : a 40 year celebration

The Chieftains (performer)
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The wide world over : a 40 year celebration

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Title
The wide world over : a 40 year celebration
Performer
The Chieftains
Publisher
RCA, 2002
1 cd
Playing time
01:11:25
EAN
0090266391721
CDR
KAX4409

About The Chieftains

The Chieftains are a traditional Irish folk band formed in Dublin in 1962, by Paddy Moloney, Sean Potts and Michael Tubridy. Their sound, which is almost entirely instrumental and largely built around uilleann pipes, has become synonymous with traditional Irish music and they are regarded as having helped popularise Irish music around the world. They have won six Grammys during their career and they were given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2002. Some music experts have credited The Chieftains with bringing traditional Irish music to a worldwide audience, so much so that the Irish government awarded them the honorary title of 'Ireland's Musical Ambassadors' in 1989.

Name

The band's name came from the book Death of a Chieftain by Irish author John Montague. Assisted early on by Garech Browne, they signed with his company Claddagh Records. They needed fin…Read more on Wikipedia