The Chieftains 3 - The Chieftains

Track Listing
  1. Strike the Gay Harp /Tiarna Maigheó (Lord Mayo) /The Lady on
  2. Sonny's Mazurka /Tommy Hunt's Jig
  3. Eibhli Gheal Chiúin Ni Chearbhaill (Bright Quiet Eily O'Carroll)
  4. The Hunter's Purse
  5. March of the King of Laois (Ruairí Óg Ó Mordha)
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  1. Strike the Gay Harp /Tiarna Maigheó (Lord Mayo) /The Lady on
  2. Sonny's Mazurka /Tommy Hunt's Jig
  3. Eibhli Gheal Chiúin Ni Chearbhaill (Bright Quiet Eily O'Carroll)
  4. The Hunter's Purse
  5. March of the King of Laois (Ruairí Óg Ó Mordha)
  6. Carolan's Concerto
  7. Tom Billy's Reel/The Road to Lisdoonvarna/The Merry Sisters Reels
  8. An Ghaoth Aneas (The South Wind)
  9. Tiarna Inse Chaoin (Lord Inchiquin)
  10. The Trip to Sligo
  11. An Raibh Tú Ag an Gcarraig (Were You at the Rock)
  12. John Kelly's Slide/Merrily Kiss the Quaker/Denis Murphy's Slide
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The weakest of the group's albums, Chieftains 3 suffers from a sameness to the material. The album starts out rousingly enough with the double-time jig "Strike the Gay Harp," and has a handful of memorable tracks, such as "Carolan's Concerto"; "The Trip to Sligo," a haunting theme-and-variations piece; and "Sonny's Mazurka," a beautiful piece ...