- Performer:The Chieftains
- Title:Irish Evening: Live at the Grand Opera House [Video/DVD]
- Style:Celtic Folk,Irish Folk,Traditional Celtic,Traditional Irish Folk,Celtic,British Folk
- Date of release:1992
- Size FLAC version1381 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1858 megabytes
- Size WMA version1505 megabytes
- Formats:AIFF TTA AA AUD DXD ASF
The Chieftains and guests present an evening of traditional Celtic music and dance, along with some contemporary songs. The soundtrack of this performance won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Traditional Album in 1991. Along 59:50 minutes running time, they show typical and traditional Irish songs and dances, highlighting the performance of the dancer Jean Butler. The DVD released in Brazil does not present subtitles or closed caption, and unfortunately it is very difficult for me to understand the Irish accent in most of the words and songs. Anyway, the show is very nice and highly indicated for viewers who want to know a little about Irish culture.
The album consists of a live recording of a concert (over two nights) in Belfast, Northern Ireland An Irish Evening: Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast. Live album by. The Chieftains. 31 July & 1 August 1991, Grand Opera House, Belfast.
Documentary - Recorded live at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, The Chieftains: An Irish Evening captures the beloved band performing several of their original Irish hybrids. The program features guest appearances by Nanci Griffith and Roger Daltrey, notable ensemble pieces and solos and a brief Irish dance segment. Highlights include "Red Is the Rose," "Full of Joy," "Ford Econoline" and "Around the Horse and Mind the Dresser. Derek Bell, Jean Butler, Kevin Conneff. We don't have any cast added to this movie.
Recorded Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast on July 31 & August 1, 1991. Mixed at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin. Facilities by arrangement with Ulster Television Lt. Belfast. Matrix, Runout: 60916-2 1S 23 MFD BY JVC.
The album was recorded on dates from September to December 1987 and in January 1988. The Chieftains and Van Morrison had met years before at the Edinburgh rock festival. They joined up in Belfast during Morrison's No Guru tour and afterwards, Morrison and Paddy Moloney discussed recording an album together during a walk. They each had a list of songs and reached a consensus to cover two of Morrison's previously released tracks (the title track was one) and the rest from traditional Irish songs. Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast. A Night in San Francisco. The Skiffle Sessions - Live in Belfast 1998. Live at Austin City Limits Festival. Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl. The Best of Van Morrison.
So this concert video, filmed in 1991 at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, is gratifying as a splendid performance on its own and as a sweet homecoming. All in all, fans of Irish music (and Griffith) will find this an enjoyable evening. Some special additions to this, done live at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, are singer Nancy Griffith who has a beautiful voice and Jean Butler who does traditional Irish step dancing to "Independent Hornpipe". The Irish instruments played by this band are of great interest to me, especially the flute, penny whistle, bodran and harp.
The Chieftains - Irish Evening (Live Recording, 2002). New (other): lowest price.
While there's nothing quite like seeing the Chieftains live in concert, An Irish Evening marks the next best thing. Recorded live over two evenings at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, the disc captures the group's eclectic, fun, and loving approach to traditional Irish music. American country-folk singer/songwriter Nanci Griffith (a huge star in Ireland in her own right) provides sweet vocals on "Little Love Affairs," "Red Is the Rose," and "Ford Econoline
The performance was held at The Grand Opera House, New York, in front off sold-out crowd who waited to acclaim the returning heroes on a magical evening which featured the full majesty of an extended Mostly Autumn augmented by a string quartet, choir and t Troy Donockley. The original band members include Heather Findlay (vocals), Bryan Josh (guitar, vocals), Liam Davison (guitar), Iain Jennings (keyboards), Jonathon Blackmore (drums), Andy Smith (bass) and Angela Goldthorpe (flute, keyboards).
CreditsThe Chieftains - Primary Artist
Roger Daltrey - Guest Artist
Nanci Griffith - Guest Artist