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Bear’s Sonic Journals: The Foxhunt, The Chieftains, San Francisco 1973 and 1976 LP

This never-released-before project from The Owsley Stanley Foundation and Claddagh Records is the last ever by the legendary member of The Chieftains, Paddy Moloney.

Bear's Sonic Journals: The Foxhunt, The Chieftains Live in San Francisco 1973 and 1976 was recorded live by legendary soundman Owsley “Bear” Stanley, at Boarding House on 1st October 1973, where The Chieftains appeared at the personal invitation of The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia.

Owsley Stanley, known as Bear to his friends, was a diversely talented, iconic figure of the 1960s. While perhaps most widely known as the ‘Acid King’ for his early role manufacturing the highest quality LSD to help fuel the psychedelic revolution of the 1960s, he was a self-educated innovator, scientist, artist, and patron of the arts with wide-ranging interests. As such, he had a profound and well-documented influence on other artists, musicians, and sound engineers, among others. Bear started recording when he was the soundman for the Grateful Dead so he could develop his technique, evaluate his equipment, and fine-tune his mic arrangements. He called these recordings his ‘Sonic Journals’ and they helped to improve his approach to live concert sound. 

  1. Drowsy Maggie 
  2. Band Introductions 
  3. Morgan Magan 
  4. Carrickfergus (Do Bhi Bean Uasal) 
  5. The Morning Dew 
  6. Lord Inchiquin 
  7. An Fhallaingin Mhuimhneach (The Munster Cloak) 
  8. The Foxhunt
  9. Mna na hEireann (The Women of Ireland) 
  10. Carolan's Concerto
  11. Kerry Slides