The Bells Of Dublin

By The Chieftains

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  1. The Bells Of Dublin
    Christmas Eve
  2. Past Three O’Clock
    The Munster Cloak
  3. The St. Stephen’s Day Murders
    Banish Misfortune
  4. Il Est Né
    Ça Berger
  5. Don Oiche Ud I mBeithil
  6. I Saw Three Ships A-Sailing
    The Wake Of The Barrel
  7. Peh Trouz ’Zou Ar En Doar
  8. Oh The Holly She Bears A Berry
  9. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
  10. The Boar’s Head
  11. The Wexford Carol
  12. The Rebel Jesus
  13. Skyline
  14. Oh Holy Night
  15. The Arrival Of The Wren Boys
  16. Farewell To Lisheen
    The Leg Of A Duck
  17. The Wren In The Furze
  18. Brafferton Village
  19. Within A Mile Of Dublin
    The Heathery Breeze
  20. The Piper Through The Meadow Strayed
    Deck The Halls
  21. Once In Royal David’s City
  22. Ding Dong Merrily On High
  23. Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Eight comments

The Bells of Dublin

The Chieftains’ Christmas CD was recorded in 1991. Again there are guest singers from the pop scene (Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, Marianne Faithfull et al.). Other guests include bell-ringers, two superb choirs, Brendan Begley on accordeon and Kathryn Tickell on northumbrian pipes.
Not many tunes here but still recognizably Chieftains. Not bad for the festive season.

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The Dingle Set

Wow, I’ve started listening this and I can’t help but feel happy when I hear it. Does anybody know what tunes their playing on that?…

Dance duet

What tunes are played for the dance duet? The two played for track 18


to clarify (it sent itself in before I’d finished my sentence) track 18 is Bafferton village and Walsh’s (the one which starts out with the northumbrian pipes) so what then is the mislabeled track 19? I really love the second tune, which reminds me of Pibddawns Owen Huw, a welsh hornpipe. Anyone know?

Tunes played on track 19

The tunes played on track 19 are Within a Mile of Dublin, followed by The Heather Breeze.

Re: The Bells Of Dublin

To answer a question from 15 years ago: The tunes in the Dingle Set appear to be Farewell to Lisheen, followed by Daniel of the Sun. Not sure if that’s what the Chieftains would call them, but those are the primary names on The Session.

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Re: The Bells Of Dublin

Bit of confusion here - “The Dingle Set” on “The Bells Of Dublin” is 2 slides, as “jaa” correctly states above. The first is indeed “Farewell To Lisheen” - played in two different keys followed by a slide version of “The Leg Of A Duck” [ aka “Daniel Of The Sun” ]. If you listen through the track, you can hear them singing “The leg of the duck, the leg of the duck”. I’ve edited the track above.
There’s a completely different “Dingle Set” on “Water From The Well” - a set of reels starting with “Far From Home”, followed by “Gladstone’s” and “The Humours Of Scartaglen”. This set has no relevance to the recording “The Bells Of Dublin”.

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