The musical souls of two nations, Ireland and Mexico, are movingly brought to life in "San Patricio" the latest album by The Chieftains and co-produced by Ry Cooder. "San Patricio" describes the Saint Patrick's Battalion, who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848. Songs were contributed by New York-based Mexican singer Lila Downs, Linda Ronstadt and Clannad’s Moya Brennan (Lullaby for the Dead). The Chieftains featuring Ry Cooder play at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on January 26, 2010. Moya Brennan and Dublin-based Scots Gaelic singer Alyth McCormick will be at the concert. The album is planned to be released on March 9, 2010.
Update: Have a look at the San Patricio - Behind the scenes video, with a glimp of Moya Brennan.