The Chieftains 3

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The weakest of the group's albums, Chieftains 3 suffers from a sameness to the material. The album starts out rousingly enough with the double-time jig "Strike the Gay Harp," and has a handful of memorable tracks, such as "Carolan's Concerto"; "The Trip to Sligo," a haunting theme-and-variations piece; and "Sonny's Mazurka," a beautiful piece written by a departed colleague of the band, played with poignant, inspiring intensity. It is clear on repeated listening, however, that the group had reached an impasse in repertory after three full LPs. The presence of guest lilter Pat Kilduff on "The Hunter's Purse" shows the Chieftains trying to broaden their musical range. It ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The weakest of the group's albums, Chieftains 3 suffers from a sameness to the material. The album starts out rousingly enough with the double-time jig "Strike the Gay Harp," and has a handful of memorable tracks, such as "Carolan's Concerto"; "The Trip to Sligo," a haunting theme-and-variations piece; and "Sonny's Mazurka," a beautiful piece written by a departed colleague of the band, played with poignant, inspiring intensity. It is clear on repeated listening, however, that the group had reached an impasse in repertory after three full LPs. The presence of guest lilter Pat Kilduff on "The Hunter's Purse" shows the Chieftains trying to broaden their musical range. It wasn't until the next album, Chieftains 4, with the addition of Derek Bell on the harp, that the group would take the next major step in its development and break away from its status outside of Ireland as only a successful cult act.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2000
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678335020
  • Catalog Number: 83350

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Chieftains Primary Artist
Seán Keane Violin
Martin Fay Fiddle, Percussion, Violin
Paddy Moloney Pipe, Whistle (Instrument), uillean pipes, tin whistle
Peadar Mercier Bodhran
Sean Potts Whistle (Instrument), tin whistle
Michael Tubridy Flute, Concertina, tin whistle
Technical Credits
Paddy Moloney Arranger, Director
Peadar Mercier Contributor
Sean MacReamoinn Liner Notes
Hamish Henderson Liner Notes
Claud Virgin Cover Photo
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