Feb 082012

Celebrating their 50th anniversary The Chieftains will mark the occasion with the release of Voice of Ages on February 21. The album features the torch-bearers of traditional Irish music collaborating with  stars from the worlds of indie-rock (Bon Iver, The Decemberists, The Low Anthem), country and Americana (The Civil Wars, Pistol Annies, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers), Irish and Scottish folk (Imelda May, Lisa Hannigan, Paolo Nutini) and more.

Founded in 1962 by Paddy Moloney, The Chieftains are winners of 6 Grammy Awards and an Academy Award. Maloney produces the album with T Bone Burnett and says of the project, “With 50 years of glorious music behind us, I can think of nothing more exciting than to spend another 50 years collaborating with the best voices of the future.” The Decemberists join the Irish legends for a cover of Bob Dylan’s “When The Ship Comes In.” Listen to a preview of the track below courtesy of Rolling Stone.

The Chieftains & The Decemberists – When The Ship Comes In (Bob Dylan cover)

Check more info on The Chieftains on their website.

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