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Album Review

The Chieftains, 'San Patricio'

March 8, 2010

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In a surprise teaming that is likely Grammy bound, the Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney and Ry Cooder coproduced this cultural landmark disc. Their focus is the Saint Patrick’s Battalion, known as the San Patricios, composed mostly of disaffected Irish immigrants who deserted the US Army and fought for Mexico in the Mexican-American War of 1846. Some had been conscripted right from ... (Full article: 210 words)

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