Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Chieftains & Ry Cooder: Dunmore Lassies

What happens when you combine two types of roots music? Something magical as did with the pairing of The Chieftains and Ry Cooder on the instrumental “Dunmore Lassies.” The mixing of Celtic instrumentation with an acoustic blues guitar doesn’t sound like it would mix on the surface, but it does and provides a treat that should tantalize the palate of any musical aficionado. Just think of the possibilities of uilleann pipes, bodhran, and slide guitar.

“Dunmore Lassies” appeared on The Chieftains 1995 album “The Long Black Veil” which features guest appearances by Sting, Mick Jagger, Sinéad O’Connor, Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull, and Tom Jones. Cooder appears on two cuts: our selection and “Coast of Malabar.”

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