By Nicholas Jennings on Friday, 24 February 2012
Category: Reviews

The Chieftains - Voice of Ages

Led by Paddy Moloney, the Chieftains have been making traditional Irish music popular since 1962. To celebrate its 50th anniversary—and to prove that old jigs, reels and ballads can still be cool—the veteran group has teamed up with some of the biggest names in indie rock. Bon Iver joins them on the tender “Down in the Willow Garden,” while the Decemberists get on board with Bob Dylan’s “When the Ship Comes In.” Sweetest of all is the Secret Sisters’ loving vocal rendition of the Nova Scotian nugget “Peggy Gordon.”