Further Down the Old Plank Road

The critically acclaimed and two time Grammy Award nominated 'Down the Old Plank Road' was one of the major events in roots music circles last year. The record paired the world's most famous traditional Irish band with some of the greatest pickers, troubadours, country stars and American favourites in Nashville. The Chieftains were out to demonstrate the musical bedrock that Ireland and America share. Sometimes the songs were native to one side of the Atlantic and sometimes they came from the other. It made no difference. Whatever the song's origin, the collaborations on Down the Old Plank Road worked brilliantly.

The subsequent TV special and DVD included several performances that did not appear on the album, suggesting the The Chieftains had more Plank Road "in the can", and 'Further Down the Old Plank Road' is proof of that. Whether it's a sad ballad or a hornpipe, this is music that unites our cultures in a profound way. And whether in a studio in Nashville or on a stage in Dublin, The Chieftains communicate in a universal language.

The album's 16 tracks feature performances by Chet Atkins, Carlene Carter, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ricky Skaggs, Nickel Creek, John Hiatt, Allison Moorer, Tim O'Brien, John Prine, Jerry Douglas, Joe Ely, Don Williams and Doc Watson.

Track Listing
  1. The Raggle Taggle Gypsy - with Nickel Creek
  2. Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel - with John Hiatt
  3. Hick's Farewell - with Alison Moorer
  4. Shady Grove - Tim O'Brien
  5. The Girl I Left Behind in Tennessee - with John Prine
  6. Rosc Catha na Mumhain/Arkansas Traveller/The Wild Irishman - with Jerry Douglas
  7. Lambs in the Greenfield - with Emmylou Harris
  8. The Moonshiner/I'm a Rambler, I'm a gambler - with Joe Ely
  9. Wild Mountain Thyme - with Don Williams
  10. Chief O' Neill's Hornpipe -with Chet Atkins
  11. Bandit of Love/The Cheatin' Waltz - with Carlene Carter and Sharon Shannon
  12. The Squid Jiggin' Ground/Larry O' Gaff - with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  13. Three Little Babes - with Patty Loveless
  14. Fisherman's Hornpipe/The Devil's Dream - with Doc Watson
  15. Talk About Suffering/Man of the House (Reel) - with Ricky Skaggs
  16. The Lily of the West - with Rosanne Cash