Voice of Ages After jamming with Linda Ronstadt and Ry Cooder on 2010's San Patricio , the Celtic-music legends recruit a younger roster of stars to mark their… Voice of Ages After jamming with Linda Ronstadt and Ry Cooder on 2010's San Patricio , the Celtic-music legends recruit a younger roster of stars to mark their… 2012-02-21 The Chieftains Folk Concord
Music Review

Voice of Ages (2012)

CELTIC CELEBRATION The Chieftains enlist a host of musical A-listers to help ring in their 50th anniversary
CELTIC CELEBRATION The Chieftains enlist a host of musical A-listers to help ring in their 50th anniversary
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 21, 2012; Lead Performance: The Chieftains; Genre: Folk; Production: Concord

After jamming with Linda Ronstadt and Ry Cooder on 2010's San Patricio, the Celtic-music legends recruit a younger roster of stars to mark their 50th anniversary on Voice of Ages. The dreamy ''Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies'' showcases Miranda Lambert and her Pistol Annies, while the Civil Wars connect Ireland to Appalachia on ''Lily Love.'' Prettier still is classic murder ballad ''Down in the Willow Garden,'' featuring the characteristically spectral vocals of Bon Iver. B

Best Tracks:
Mini-epic The Chieftains Reunion
Delicately harmonized Peggy Gordon
Originally posted Feb 15, 2012 Published in issue #1195 Feb 24, 2012 Order article reprints
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