Six-time Grammy winners, The Chieftains have long been recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention. They have uncovered the wealth of traditional Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries making their music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. The Chieftains were formed in 1962 by Paddy Moloney from the ranks of the top folk musicians in Ireland. Although their early following was purely a folk audience, the range and variations of their music very quickly captured a much broader public making them the best known Irish band in the world today. The trappings of fame have not altered The Chieftains’ love of and loyalty to their roots … they are as comfortable playing spontaneous Irish sessions as they are headlining a concert at Carnegie Hall.
On top of their six Grammy Awards, they have been honoured in their own country by being officially named Ireland’s Musical Ambassadors. As well, they have performed during Pope John Paul II’s Papal visit to Ireland in 1979 and just last year, they performed for Queen Elizabeth II during her historical visit to Ireland. This year marks the group’s 50th anniversary and to commemorate, they’ve released their new album, Voice of Ages which finds Moloney, Kevin Conneff and Matt Molloy collaborating with some of modern music’s fastest rising artists including Bon Iver, The Decemberists and Paolo Nutini. Also to celebrate the major milestone, they’ll be touring worldwide which will include a one-night performance at the River Rock Casino Resort on October 11, 2012.
Tickets on sale Thursday May 24 @ 10AM
Tickets: Orchestra $59.50 | Golden Circle $69.50 | plus service charges
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