Chieftains

The passing of Paddy Moloney: the Chieftains, Van Morrison, Joan Osborne and a flake of his genius

In an updated post from the Salut! Live archive, I acknowledged with great regret the death of Paddy Moloney, co-founder of the Chieftains, a priceless champion of traditional Irish music and an innovator par excellence. I first saw his ensemble... Read more →


Nanci Griffith. A song a day: (4) Little Love Affairs with the Chieftains

"She wrote the soundtrack of my life," said Cyndi Fish Wetmiller, a Nanci Griffith fan from Pennsylvania, at a Facebook page devoted to the Texan singer-songwriter's fabulous body of work. That is a delightful tribute and we shall be hearing... Read more →