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Water From The Well [CD]

The Chieftains Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Six time Grammy winners, The Chieftains, are now recognised for bringing traditional Irish music to the world's attention. They have uncovered the wealth of traditional Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries, making the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive.

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  • Audio CD (21 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Classical
  • ASIN: B00004L8AZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,919 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2. The Old Blackthorn
3. Tom Billy's
4. The Gladstone
5. The Star Above The Garter
6. Willy's Single
7. King of the Pipers
8. The Glen Road to Carrick
9. An Buinneán Buí (The Yellow Bittern)
10. The County Tyrone
11. Newry Hornpipe
12. Fred Finn's
13. Castle Kelly
14. The Red Haired Lass
15. Lots Of Drops Of Brandy
16. Bean An Fhir Rua (The Red Haired Man's Wife)
17. Jack Of All Trades
18. Within A Mile Of Dublin/The Old Blackthorn
19. The Dusty Miller
20. The Lovely Sweet Banks Of The Moy
See all 31 tracks on this disc

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On Water from the Well, Paddy Moloney and the Chieftains return to the traditional Irish music that first made their reputations in the early 60s. Unlike most of their recordings from the 1990s there is nary a rock star, folk singer, or symphony orchestra to be found. Instead the Chieftains have chosen to play with some of Ireland's finest musicians, including Barney McKenna, Seamus Begley, Altan, and the Kilfenora Ceili Band. Here the Chieftains cover the entire spectrum of Irish traditional music, from a stately version of "Planxty George Brabazon" with the Belfast Harp Orchestra to a raucous session in flautist Matt Molloy's pub to a number of ballads sweetly sung by Kevin Conneff. The Chieftains have always performed at the highest level, but on Water From the Well the combination of familiar tunes and great musical guests seems to have inspired them to some of their best playing in years.--Michael Simmons

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go out and Buy it 22 July 2000
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Format:Audio CD
As an Irishman who is sometimes a little cautious about some of the "Irish" music available, I am hard to please when it comes to Albums like this. However, the Chieftains never fail to please. In short, when a Canadian friend asked for an example of Irish Music at it's best - I posted her this CD. Enough Said !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good variety 19 Mar 2001
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Good traditional with a good combination of instruments. The variety of the selections is great. Solid all the way through.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In two words - Buy It! 9 Sep 2000
Format:Audio CD
A little over two years ago, I purchased my very first Irish music CD - Music At Matt Molloys. We then visited Ireland and heard a LOT of pub music. I now have over 100 CDs and I rate "Water From The Well" second only to "Music At Matt Molloys". This is a great compilation of typical Irish traditional tunes. My only advice is - get it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent album 13 May 2000
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This is an excellent album they have created that magic yet again.A real combination of traditional tunes and vocals, i am sure that everyone who listens to this album will end up tapping their feet at some point.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars well run dry 28 July 2010
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The Chieftains have done a remarkable job over the years of convincing the mainstream public - ie. those not conversant with Irish music - that they are 'the real thing'. Celebs have queued up to endorse them, originally in sleevenotes, and then by performing with them - and thus mark themselves out as people who know rootsy authenticity when they see it.

But in fact, the Chieftains are as much a high-concept band as the Pogues, and the music they play has never been traditional. They merely take that music and use it, as others do, as a base - in their case, for quasi-classical Chamber Orchestra arrangements (admittedly performed with great proficiency).

It's years since I've bought or listened to them but, reading these reviews, I hoped they might genuinely have gone back to basics with this one. But no - still much the same old Chieftains. The only thing that's changed is I have grown less able to tolerate the archness of it all.

This is a bitty, miscellaneous-seeming album. It has its moments, but does no more than hint at what the music is capable of.
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