Bells Of Dublin CD (1991)

Artist: Chieftains

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Product Overview


Label Bmg/rca Victor
SKU 60156258
UPC 090266082421
UPC 14 00090266082421
Format CD
Release Date 11/1/1991
Author Chieftains
Associated Artist/Work Cooder, Ry
Associated Artist/Work Ears, Rabbit
Associated Artist/Work Galway, James
Associated Artist/Work Galway, James (Flute)
Associated Artist/Work Largo
Associated Artist/Work Largo (Rock)
Associated Artist/Work Morrison, Van
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Rabbit Ears
Associated Artist/Work Streep, Meryl
Associated Artist/Work Van Morrison
Technical Info
Engineer Brian Masterson
Producer Paddy Moloney
CatalogID 60824
Lable Name RCA Victor
Released 09/01/2003
Original Release 1991
Number of Discs 1
Length 62m : 58s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00090266082421
Musical Guests
Burgess Meredith
Elvis Costello
Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Jackson Browne
Marianne Faithfull
Rickie Lee Jones
The McGarrigles
Album Notes and Credits
The Chieftains: Kevin Conneff (vocals, bodhran); Martin Fay, Sean Keane (fiddle); Derek Bell (harp, tiompan, harpsichord); Matt Molloy (flute); Paddy Moloney (Uilleann pipes, tin whistle).
Additional personnel includes: Jackson Browne (vocals, piano); Rickie Lee Jones, Elvis Costello, Nanci Griffith, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Marianne Faithfull, The Voice Squad (vocals); Burgess Meredith (spoken vocals); Kathryn Tickell (Northumbrian pipes).
Principally recorded at Windmill Lane Studio, Dublin, Ireland. Includes liner notes by Paddy Moloney.
The Chieftains: Derek Bell (harp, tiompan, harpsichord); Martin Fay, Sean Keane (fiddle); Kevin Coneff (bodhran, vocals); Matt Molloy (flute); Paddy Moloney (uilleann pipes, tin whistle).
Additional personnel: Renaissance Singers (vocals); Brendan Begley (accordion); Suzie Katayama (cello); Kathryn Tickell (northumbrian pipes); David Drinkel (organ); Burgess Meredith, Marianne Faithfull, Ricki Lee Jones, Nanci Griffith, Jackson Browne, The McGarrigles.
Directed by Gerry Hoban.
The twelve bells of Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin are the inspiration for this CD. The bells are rung twice every Sunday, and on special occasions such as the inauguration of the president, or ringing in the New Year. Essentially a Christmas album, this 1991 release features performances by an extraordinary cast of guest musicians sitting in with The Chieftains.
Highlights include "The Wren in The Furze," composed and sung by The Chieftains' own Kevin Conneff, and Elvis Costello's passionate vocal on "The St. Stephen's Day Murders." However, the most moving song on THE BELLS OF DUBLIN is Rickie Lee Jones's version of "O Holy Night." Her low, restrained singing style is entrancing, even sultry. At the song's climax, the sudden conviction of her voice is startling. All the instrumental work on this CD is top-notch, validating traditional Irish music, and making it accessible to modern ears.
Professional Reviews
Q (12/91) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...tradition a-plenty with bell ringing, carroling, storytelling (veteran actor Burgess Meredith) as well as strong contemporary material..."
Uncut (8/02, p.100) - 3 out of 5 - "...The Chieftains are a treasure and every home should have at least one of their albums..."
Uncut (8/02, p.100) - 3 out of 5 - "...The Chieftains are a treasure and every home should have at least one of their albums..."
Disc 1
1 The Bells Of Dublin / Christmas Eve - (Dublin)
2 Past Three O'Clock
3 St. Stephen's Day Murders
4 Il Est Ne / Ca Berger
5 Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil - (Irish Gaelic)
6 I Saw Three Ships a Sailing
7 Breton Carol, A - (French)
8 O the Holly She Bears a Berry
9 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
10 Boars Head, The
11 Wexford Carol, The
12 Rebel Jesus, The
13 Skyline Jig
14 O Holy Night
15 Arrival of the Wren Boys, The
16 Dingle Set, The
17 Wren in the Furze, The
18 Dance Duet, A - (reel)
19 Brafferton Village/Walsh's Hornpipe
20 The Farewell: The Piper Through The Meadow Strayed / This Is The Season To Be Merry
21 Once In David's Royal City
22 Ding Dong Merrily on High
23 O Come All Ye Faithful
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