Santiago

Santiago

by The Chieftains
     
 

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Here the Chieftains have embarked upon an exploration of the "lost Celtic province" of Galicia (the northwest corner of Spain) and areas extending to Portugal, the Basque provinces, and Cuba. They have used the finest musicians from these areas to propel their music with a conviction that staggers the imagination. SantiagoSee more details below

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Here the Chieftains have embarked upon an exploration of the "lost Celtic province" of Galicia (the northwest corner of Spain) and areas extending to Portugal, the Basque provinces, and Cuba. They have used the finest musicians from these areas to propel their music with a conviction that staggers the imagination. Santiago catapults the listener into a musical excursion that seamlessly flows through the styles and musics of these different lands, so that a beginning and an end can no more be distinguished than the waters of the Mississippi River can be separated from those rivers that flow into it on its journey from its heart to its mouth. Attempting to find album highlights is virtually impossible due to the incredible musicianship displayed by the guests, too numerous to mention, who populate this work. Nevertheless, the opening five-part suite "Pilgrimage to Santiago" is worthy of singling out, with its use of ancient traditional instruments such as the tralaparta (large wooden planks that are laid on baskets and maize leaves and played with sticks) and the participation, in a different section of the suite, of the Ulteria Choir. Another notable track is "Dueling Chanters" with "seventh Chieftain" Carlos Nunez, a Galician gaita player, who had toured with the group for about two years at the time of this recording. As Paddy Moloney on uilleann pipes and Nunez on gaita trade dazzling licks, it is an absolute delight to hear these two, on their cousins to the bagpipes, playing off each other so beautifully.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/1996
Label:
Rca Victor
UPC:
0090266860227
catalogNumber:
68602

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chieftains   Primary Artist
Derek Bell   Harmonica,Harpsichord,Tiompan
Matt Molloy   Flute
Ry Cooder   Mandola
Linda Ronstadt   Vocals,Track Performer
Seán Keane   Fiddle
Eliot Fisk   Classical Guitar
Pancho Amat   Double Bass
Cyro Baptista   Hand Clapping
Kevin Conneff   Vocals,Bodhran
Steve Cooney   Guitar
Martin Fay   Fiddle
Jeffrey Lesser   Hand Clapping
Lobos   Percussion,Strings,Vocals,Track Performer
Paddy Moloney   Hand Clapping,uillean pipes,tin whistle
Carlos Núñez   Recorder,Whistle (Instrument),Gaita,Bombard
Pancho Alvarez   Mandolin
Richard Egües   Flute
Wenceslao Cabezas   Tambourine,Vocals
Kepa Junkera   Accordion,Tambourine,Txalaparta
Julio Pereira   Percussion,Cavaquinho
Xuacu Amieva   Voices,Rabel
Matto Congrio   Vocals,Dancer
Roberto García   Percussion
Antón Requeixo   Drums
Raquel Zozaya   Vocals
Xoven Orquestra De Galicia   Performing Ensemble
Hipólito Cabezas   Tambourine

Technical Credits

Chieftains   Contributor
Matt Molloy   Arranger
Greg Calbi   Mastering
Matt Kemp   Engineer
Jeffrey Lesser   Engineer
Paddy Moloney   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Brian Masterson   Engineer
James OMara   Art Direction
Bill Somerville-Large   Engineer
Jesus N. Gomez   Engineer
Traditional   Composer

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