The Chieftains are excited to announce that they will be performing in Toulouse and Quimper France in June. It has been three years since they were last in France and they are so thrilled to make their return. For more information on these performances click here.
New concert dates for February and March 2016 have just been added!
Details here – http://www.thechieftains.com/main/tours/
We have just added a number of new dates for 2015! Check back on our website regularly as we will be adding new performances and events in the coming weeks.
We’re delighted to announce that The Chieftains plus special guests will be performing at an intimate Christmas concert at Barretstown Castle on Sunday, 24th November. Tickets cost €50, with all proceeds going directly to Barretstown, and include a welcome reception with finger food and a festive drink. To purchase tickets for this magical show, Lo-Call 1850 500 123
The Chieftains will be touring throughout the United States in early 2014. Please click here to learn when they will be in your city. Be sure to check back as we will be adding more dates soon!
The Chieftains will be performing at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland on July 19th and 20th. The first show is already sold out so move quickly and purchase your tickets here.
The Council of the Galician Government will honor The Chieftains with the “Castelao Medal” at the upcoming awards ceremony on June 28th in Santiago de Compostela. The Castelao Medal is awarded annually by the Xunta de Galicia to recognize outstanding achievements in art, literature, music, or science. One of the founding members of The Chieftains, Mr. Paddy Moloney, will accept the award on behalf of the group
The Chieftains have a history with Galicia that stretches back almost thirty years…….In the late 1980’s, after a festival performance in the Galician seaport of Vigo, Moloney met a gifted piper by the name of Carlos Núñez. This meeting marked the beginning of a long-standing and fruitful collaboration. Núñez joined The Chieftains in performances around the world and thrilled audiences with his unmatched skill on recorder and the Gaita (Galician bag-pipes). The Chieftains also worked with Carlos in the studio on the full length release Santiago (1996-BMG Classics). The Chieftains drew inspiration from the traditional pilgrimage route to the enchanted cathedral of Santiago de Compestela. Moloney’s passion for music, influenced by the Galician tradition, drew him to regions outside of Galicia as well, including Cuba and southern California. The Chieftains have done a great deal to shed light on the cultural connection between Galicia and Celtic Ireland. They will be the first Irishmen to receive the Castelao Medal.
Moloney will join the other award winners and the President of the Galician Government, Mr. Alberto Núñez Feijóo at the President’s residence for a private luncheon following the awards ceremony.
The Chieftains had the honor of performing live with Canadian Astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield in Houston, TX on February 15th, 2013. Cmdr. Hadfield performed guitar and vocals on “Moondance” from aboard the International Space Station. What a thrill!
The Chieftains will be joined by special guests The Low Anthem for a trio of shows on their upcoming St. Patrick’s Day tour, including Morristown, NJ on March 5, Princeton, NJ on March 6, and Stamford, CT on March 12. The Low Anthem collaborated with The Chieftains on last years 50th anniversary album “Voice of Ages”, which Rolling Stone called “killer” and Billboard hailed as “momentous”, and joined them for a special performance on The Late Show with David Letterman.
See full dates for the US tour, which finds The Chieftains collaborating with a variety of orchestras on the tour page.