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The Chieftains

Live Over Ireland – Water From The Well DVD

Review by Gary Hill

With the title of this DVD one might think they are getting a concert video. That’s not what this is, so perhaps that’s the first thing we should clear up. Instead what we have is a behind the scenes look at this legendary group of musicians that is more like a documentary. There is live footage included here, but you definitely wouldn’t consider it a concert film per se. This was originally released a few years ago and is just now being reissued. For those who like Celtic music, but have yet to check out the Chieftains it is highly recommended as a course in The Chieftains 101, Those with a more casual interest in the group will also gain a deeper appreciation from this DVD. Hardcore fans probably don’t need any nudging to pick this up. They’ve probably had it since the first time it was released.

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2007 Volume 4 at lulu.com/strangesound.
 
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