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The Chieftains

The Chieftains
Barry McCall

The Chieftains.

The Chieftains artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Studio Sessions

The Chieftains kicked off their North American tour at WGBH's Fraser Studio in Boston.

March 16, 2012 Paddy Maloney and his gang are joined by The Low Anthem in front of a spirited studio audience.

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Ry Cooder With The Chieftains

March 17, 2010 Ry Cooder and Paddy Maloney bring music from their album San Patricio to World Cafe.

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Interviews & Profiles

The Chieftains.

February 14, 2012 Over a long career, the Irish folk band has worked with almost everybody, just about everywhere.

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San Patricio

March 7, 2010 San Patricio features an unlikely pairing of traditional Irish music with Mexican music.

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Discover Songs

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March 1, 2010 Hear San Patricio in its entirety for the week leading up to its release.

March 17, 2005 New music from Blind Boys of Alabama; A Derek Bell tribute from The Chieftains; Music for a memo...

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March 6, 2006 The traditional Irish folk group The Chieftains visit NPR's Studio 4A for a live performance.

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Grandma Sara Garcia holds Jasmine's mother, Marta.

May 13, 2012 Alt.Latino's Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd pay musical tribute to the women who raised them.

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Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

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The Essential Chieftains

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  • Album: The Essential Chieftains
  • Artist: The Chieftains
  • Released: 2006
 

Voice of Ages

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  • Album: Voice of Ages
  • Artist: The Chieftains
  • Label: Hear Music
  • Released: 2012
 

Wide World Over: A 40 Year Celebration

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  • Album: Wide World Over: A 40 Year Celebration
  • Artist: The Chieftains
  • Label: Sony/BMG
  • Released: 2002
 

Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions

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  • Album: Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions
  • Artist: The Chieftains
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 2002