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by John Glatt
Since their humble beginnings in the folk clubs and bars of Ireland in the early '60s, The Chieftains have built a worldwide reputation and following based on their brilliant musicianship, their rediscovery and reinvention of traditional Irish music, and their own original music and Oscar-winning soundtracks. Based on exclusive interviews with all the band's members, their ...more
Published by Random House Trade
(first published September 1st 1997)
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I borrowed this from the County Mayo public library while vacationing in Ireland - thought it would be appropriate to read it while not all too far from the current hang-out of one of the Chieftains in Westport. In fairness, the book could just as well have been titled "The Paddy Moloney Story: How I Founded the Chieftains". We do learn quite a bit about Paddy and the early days of the Chieftains. I ran out of time and was not able to finish it, the weather in Mayo was too fine and fair to spend ...more
English-born John Glatt is the author of Lost and Found, Secrets in the Cellar, Playing with Fire, and many other bestselling books of true crime. He has more than 30 years of experience as an investigative journalist in England and America. Glatt left school at 16 and worked a variety of jobs—including tea boy and messenger—before joining a small weekly newspaper. He freelanced at several English ...moreMore about John Glatt...