Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Trad Tuesday - Celtic Harps with the Chieftains


The Chieftains are a traditional Irish band that have been around since the early sixties. They are known the world over for their music and have played with any number of musicians.

Here they are playing with the Belfast Harp Orchestra at Kilmore House in Glenariffe, near Cushendall, county Antrim, Ireland. My sister, Betsy, reminded me of this recording when we were having a family history discussion. Kilmore House originally belonged to the MacDonnell branch of my family. It has a lovely view of the Red Bay and is just on the way to Glenariffe Forest Park with its Waterfall Walk, one of the most beautiful hikes my family has ever taken.