I was thinking of the Chieftains on the bus this morning, and about their 50 years spreading Irish music around the globe, and all their collaborations. It reminded me of this bit from a few months ago on CBS in the states. In the 1990s, they began what became a very successful series of collaborations with musicians known for pop, rock, and various other genres. “Still best known for sounding Irish.”
By the way, the new album is brilliant as always, and includes an even greater diversity of guests than ever: Bon Iver, Pistol Annies, Carolina Chocolate Drops. This is good stuff for those of us whose modern musical tastes aren’t incredibly mainstream.
You can get your own copy, or at least check it out at Amazon.com:
Voice Of Ages at Amazon.com (disclosure: link uses my affiliate ID, btw).
If you don’t know The Chieftains, you’ve got some catching up to do.
Anyone else have Voice of Ages? What do you think of it? Leave comments below.