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The Chieftains
Ballad of the Irish Horse




Claddagh Records


Irish Traditional


When National Geographic made a television special on the Irish horse, The Chieftains were asked to provide the music. The score, reproduced on this record, was composed and arranged by Paddy Moloney, and captures among other things, the excitement of the hunt, the chaos of the fair, and the boisterous atmosphere of the racecourse.


1. Ballad of the Irish Horse: Main Theme
2. Going to the Fair (Hornpipe)
3. The Birth of the Foals
4. Galway Races
5. Lady Hemphill
6. Horses of Ireland: Part 1
7. Chasing the Fox
8. The Green Pastures (Jig)
9. Scéal na gCapall: The Story of the Horse
10. The Boyne Hunt, Mullingar Races, The Five Mile Chase (Reels)
11. Horses of Ireland: Part 2