The Chieftains 5

The Chieftains 5 is an album by The Chieftains, released in 1975.[5] It was the band's first album as a professional group. Derek Bell played the tiompan (the Irish hammered dulcimer) for the first time on the album.[6] It marked the last album appearance of Peader Mercier.

The Chieftains 5
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Studio album by
Released1975
StudioSound Techniques, Chelsea, London
GenreIrish folk music
Length44:39
LabelCladdagh, Island[1]
ProducerPaddy Moloney
The Chieftains chronology
The Chieftains 4
(1973)
The Chieftains 5
(1975)
The Chieftains 6: Bonaparte's Retreat
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[1]
MusicHound Folk: The Essential Album Guide[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[4]

Critical receptionEdit

The New York Times called the album "highly innovative" and the music "quite descriptive," praising the "wild jigs and reels, impish hornpipes and raucous slides."[6]

Track listingEdit

  1. "The Timpán Reel" – 3:12
  2. "Tabhair dom do Lámh (Give me your Hand)" – 2:37
  3. "Three Kerry Polkas" – 2:54
  4. "Ceol Bhriotánach (Breton Music)" – 5:08
  5. "The Chieftains' Knock on the Door" – 7:16
  6. "The Robber's Glen" – 3:51
  7. "An Ghé agus Grá Geal (The Goose & Bright Love)" – 3:23
  8. "The Humours of Carolan" – 8:26
  9. "Samhradh, Samhradh (Summertime, Summertime)" – 4:07
  10. "Kerry Slides" – 3:45

PersonnelEdit

The Chieftains

ChartsEdit

Chart (1975) Peak
position
Australian (Kent Music Report) 73[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Vol. 2. MUZE. p. 334.
  2. ^ "AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  3. ^ MusicHound Folk: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. 1998. p. 155.
  4. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 131.
  5. ^ "Artist Biography by Bruce Eder". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  6. ^ a b "The Chieftains—Irish Music From the Source". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 62. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.