Music: Piping Hot and Cool

Sean Potts and Sean Keane work for the Irish post office. Martin Fay is a purchasing agent for a Dublin electronics company. Paddy Moloney is an administrator. Derek Bell has been an orchestral harp player for ten years. Peadar Mercier is a construction foreman and the father of ten children. Michael Tubridy is a consulting engineer. They are, in short, about as average a bunch as any country can produce and not the usual candidates for pop stardom. But when they sit down together to play, they are something else again: the Chieftains, Ireland's...

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