Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rhiannon Giddens and the Carolina Chocolate Drops join The Chieftains in "Pretty Little Girl"

A rousing selection from two of my favorite groups of folk musicians. The Carolina Chocolate Drops, featuring the charismatic (and classically trained soprano) Rhiannon Giddens, are from Durham, N.C.  Their current tour includes dates in New Orleans and Chicago, but, alas, no stops on the west coast.

The Chieftains, Irish to the very marrow, celebrate their 50th anniversary this year.

Did you listen to these folks without tapping your feet? If so, I imagine it took a major effort.

This performance is from Later, with Jools Holland, on the BBC.

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