The Chieftains Live!

The Chieftains Live! is the first album by The Chieftains which was recorded live. It was recorded on tour in December 1976 at Symphony Hall in Boston and Massey Hall in Toronto.

The Chieftains Live!
Live album by
Released1977
RecordedDecember 1976
VenueSymphony Hall, Boston; Massey Hall, Toronto
GenreIrish folk music
Length51:43
LabelCladdagh
ProducerPaddy Moloney
The Chieftains chronology
The Chieftains 7
(1977)
The Chieftains Live!
(1977)
The Chieftains 8
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

Although the album sold well, it is Paddy Moloney's least favorite album. Moloney was quoted as saying, "I don't know what they did to it technically, but I know it plays too fast!"[2]

Track listing

  1. The Morning Dew - 3:32
  2. George Brabazon - 2:56
  3. Kerry Slides - 3:52
  4. Carrickfergus - 3:49
  5. Carolan's Concerto - 3:09
  6. The Foxhunt - 4:42
  7. Round the House and Mind the Dresser - 2:54
  8. Solos: Caitlin Trail / For The Sakes Of Old Decency / Carolan's Farewell To Music / Banish Misfortune / The Tarbolton / The Pinch Of Snuff / The Star Of Munster / The Flogging Reel - 13:51
  9. Limerick's Lamentation - 3:54
  10. O'Neill's March - 3:37
  11. Ril Mhor - 3:23


Personnel

  1. Allmusic review
  2. Glatt, John (1997). The Chieftains: the Authorized Biography. New York: Da Capo. pp. 137–140. ISBN 978-0-306-80922-4.
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