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Monday 25 January 2016

The Chieftains Review

The good thing about waiting a wee while to do a review is that someone usually beats you too it. So here is a review and some excellent photos courtesy of Pauline Keightley

My observations.
Exhilarating is a spot on description. Rarely, if ever, have I been to a concert with such a buzz about it.
The musicianship was absolutely first class with the mischievous leprechaun Paddy Maloney pulling all the strings.
I don't think I've ever seen so many people on a stage at the same time. In addition to the Chieftains and guests at one stage there was an orchestra, a choir, pipers and Irish dancers.
Their final song will live long in the memory a 20 minute epic with everyone being granted a solo.
And then there was Kris Kristofferson. Looking somewhat frail but what pressence .He ambled on like Cool Hand Luke and gave us For the Good Times and Help Me Make it Through the Night,
He returned for the finale with Me and Bobby McGee - a total goosebumps job.

A damn good night out

The Chieftains - The Chieftains Reunion

Kris Kristofferson - Me and Bobby McGee

Warning - this week will feature all things Celtic Connections. If this is not your bag I'll see you on Saturday


  1. I thought about going to see Kris Kristofferson in Hamilton last week but the tickets were above my self imposed limit. I think that I may regret it!

  2. Kris is my old dear's all time favourite. She was so happy a few years back when I gor her two tickets to go see him in Glasgow.

    I adore Sunday Morning Coming Down.

  3. Sounds like a great evening CC. Two artists I'd dearly like to see.

  4. Quite a night, CC. I'm envious.