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About the video
The Chieftains and Ricky Skaggs, performing "Get Along Home Cindy" from
'Down The Old Plank Road - Nashville Sessions'.
About the artists
In their fortieth year as the Chieftains, they revisited Nashville in further
exploration of American bluegrass music and its relation to Irish traditional music.
The recording sessions with artists such as Alison Krauss, Del McCoury and
many others resulted in the release of Down the Old Plank Road - The Nashville
The sessions proved to be so productive that a companion disc will be released
in 2003. The album did recieve two Grammy nominations, one in the Best
Contemporary Folk Album and the second nomination for a collaboration with
Earl Scruggs in the Best Country Instrumental Collaboration category.
In August 2003, the group was nominated for their work on Down the Old Plank
Road for an award for best recorded event of the year by the International
Bluegrass Musicians Association (IBMA).
A historic concert was held at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and recorded for
release as a DVD.