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Album Contents: The Chieftains by The Chieftains

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Artist NameThe Chieftains
Album TitleThe Chieftains
MusiciansPaddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina), Seán Potts (whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), David Fallon (bodhrán)
Source and
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Claddagh/Atlantic 83324-2, 2000. Reissue of LP Ceirníní Claddaig CC2, 1964. Ó hAllmhuráin dates it to 1963, however (Pocket History, p. 131). Recorded in Ireland. Also issued by CBS Records in 1964.

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11 Song 'Sé Fáth Mo Bhuartha
'Sé Fáth mo Bhuartha / It Is the Cause of My Sorrows
Performer: (whistle)
2 JigD Lark on the Strand
The Lark on the Strand
Performer: 1st time Michael Tubridy (flute)
3 Air Munster Cloak
An Fhallaingín Mhuimhneach / The Munster Cloak
4 Reel Trim the Velvet
Trim the Velvet
Performer: 1st time Paddy Moloney (pipes)
21 Hpipe An Comhra Donn
An Comhra Donn / The Brown Chest
2 Hpipe Cronin's Hornpipe
Murphy's Hornpipe
31 Song Cailín na Gruaige Doinne
Cailín na Gruaige Doinne / The Brown-haired Girl
Performer: 1st time Paddy Moloney (pipes)
41 JigSl Comb Your Hair and Curl It
Comb Your Hair and Curl It
Performer: 1st time Martin Fay (fiddle)
2 JigSl Boys of Ballisodare
The Boys of Ballisodare
Performer: 1st time Paddy Moloney (pipes)
51 Reel Musical Priest
The Musical Priest
2 Reel Queen of May
The Queen of May
Performer: 1st time Michael Tubridy (flute)
61 JigD Walls of Liscarroll
The Walls of Liscarroll
71 Song A Dhruimfhionn Donn Dílis
A Dhruimfhionn Donn Dílis / The Beloved Silk of the Kine
81 Reel Connemara Stockings
The Connemara Stockings
2 Reel You Never Saw Her Equal
The Limestone Rock
3 Reel Dan Breen's
Dan Breen's Reel
91 Air Casadh an tSúgáin
Casadh an tSúgáin / The Twisting of the Rope
Performer: 1st time Seán Potts? (whistle), then with Michael Tubridy? (flute), then with Paddy Moloney? (pipes)
101 Reel Boy in the Gap
The Boy in the Gap
Performer: Paddy Moloney (pipes)
111 Polka St. Mary's
Saint Mary's Polka
2 Polka Church Street Polka
The Church Street Polka
3 JigD Garrett Barry's
Garrett Barry
Performer: 1st time Paddy Moloney (pipes)
4 JigD Battering Ram
The Battering Ram
Performer: 1st time Michael Tubridy (flute)
5 Reel Kitty Gone a Milking
Kitty Goes A-Milking
6 Reel Rakish Paddy
Rakish Paddy
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