An Irish Evening
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An Irish Evening

Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast, With Roger Daltrey and Nanci Griffith

The idea for this album came out of the very first Chieftains Festival, a week long series of concerts, featuring such artists as Roger Daltrey, Roddy Frame of Aztec Camera, The Pogues, Fergal Sharkey, Midge Ure, Ralph McTell and Alan Stivell.. They were approached by UTV on the strength of this to do a tv special, with two performances at the Belfast Opera House with special guest stars. The Chieftains managed to include an album and video in the deal, and the shows went ahead successfully featuring Roger Daltrey, Nanci Griffith and step dancer Jean Butler.

‘An Irish Evening’ received a Grammy for ‘Best Traditional Folk Album’ in 1993.

Track Listing

  1. Opening Medley: Dóchas, King of Laois, Paddy’s Jig, O’ Keeffe’s, Chattering Magpie – Reels
  2. North Amerikay
  3. Lilly Bolero/The White Cockade
  4. Little Love Affairs (with Nanci Griffith)
  5. Red is the Rose (with Nanci Griffith)
  6. The Mason’s Apron
  7. The Stone
  8. Miscellany: Theme from Tristan and Isolde, Súisín Bán, Good Morning Nightcap, The Galway Races, The Jolly Tinker
  9. Raglan Road (with Roger Daltrey)
  10. Behind Blue Eyes (with Roger Daltrey)
  11. Medley: Ó Murchú’s Hornpipe, Sliabh Geal gCua na Féile, The Wandering Minstrel
  12. Damhsa (with Jean Butler)
  13. Rachaimíd a Bhean Bheag (with Nanci Griffith and Roger Daltrey)