Bon Iver, The Chieftains: ‘Down in the Willow Garden’

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon teamed up with Irish folk veterans the Chieftains for the group’s 50th anniversary celebration: Voice of Ages, a collaborative LP co-starring guests the Decemberists, the Low Anthem, the Civil Wars, Pistol Annies, Lisa Hannigan, and more.

The album doesn’t arrive until next month, but today brings a taste of what’s to come in the form of 19th century¬†Appalachian murder ballad “Down in the Willow Garden,” featuring Vernon’s gorgeous, reverent turn on vocals. Hear the excellent track and this seamless melding of folk-minded souls above.