Voice of Ages – The Chieftains (Blackrock)

The Chieftains are world-famous Irish folk group.  They’ve been making music for fifty years.  They’ve played for the Pope.  So don’t get too excited about all the guest appearances here because this is still a Chieftains album and their sound still dominates.  In other words, be ready for some of your favorite artist to be interrupted by fiddles, tin whistles, and bag pipes.  But if you can tolerate these instruments, you will find that this is actually a really nice album.  The Civil Wars and Bon Iver tracks are beautiful.  The Dylan cover, “When The Ship Comes In”, is amazing.  So…adjust your expectations and then give this one a chance.