The Celtic Harp

By The Chieftains

  1. Allistrum’s March
  2. Tribute To Bunting:
    Feaghan Gealeash
    Deirdre’s Lament For The Sons Of Usneach
    Scott’s Lamentation
    The Battle Of Argan More
    Ossianic Air
    Blackheaded Deary
    Open The Door Softly
    The Chorus
    Peter Street
  3. The Parting Of Friends
    Kerry Fling
  4. Planxty Bunting
  5. Madame Cole
  6. The Blackbird
  7. Táimse ’im Chodladh
  8. Sonny Brogan’s Mazurkas:
    Sonny Brogan’s
    The Irish
  9. The Wild Geese
  10. The Green Fields Of America
  11. Carolan’s Concerto
  12. The Lament For Limerick

Two comments

“The Chieftains: The Celtic Harp: A Tribute to Edward Bunting with the Belfast Harp Orchestra”

RCA Victor, 1993

The Musicians:

Martin Fay: fiddle
Seán Keane: fiddle
Kevin Conneff: bodhrán & vocals
Matt Molloy: flute
Paddy Moloney: uilleann pipes & tin whistle
Derek Bell: harp (metal & nylon), tiompan, & harpsichord &, as well, having done all of the arrangments…

Five of the tracks on this album were recorded in Frank Zappa’s home studio before he died, ‘The Green Fields of America’ sung by Kevin Conneff being a personal favourite of his. Two months later, the album was completed in Windmill Lane Studios with The Belfast Harp Orchestra with whom they had played and recorded a very successful show in London’s Barbican Centre a few months previously.

‘The Celtic Harp’ won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Traditional Folk Album’ in 1994.

& for 4 tracks out of 12 ~ with:
The Belfast Harp Orchestra; Janet Harbison leader



~ “Tribute to Bunting” and “Planxty Bunting” showcase a number of the pieces that Bunting collected at the festivals he held in 1792. ~

Track 4: “Planxty Bunting”

Planxty Bunting ~ 3-in-1
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on November 24th 2007 by Leiouekairna.

#1 of 3.) ~ “Planxty Bunting”? ~ “The Chieftains” ~ C: Derek Bell?

#2 of 3.) “Miss MacDermott” / “The Princess Royal” by Turlough O’Carolan
Submitted on August 19th 2002 by cj.

#3 of 3.) “Chanter’s Song” / “The March Of The King Of Laiose”
Submitted on October 22nd 2003 by Oranaiche.