The Chieftains are heading to the United States

by Chieftains on September 29, 2016

 Jones Hall, Houston 2013 PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett Jones Hall, Houston 2013
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett

2017 marks their 55th Anniversary and The Chieftains invite you to come celebrate with them at a concert or two.  Starting in February, you can expect to see The Chieftains performing throughout the United States.  For dates and details click here.

The Chieftains are Coming to France in June

by Chieftains on May 6, 2016

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.


by Chieftains on November 5, 2015

New concert dates for February and March 2016 have just been added!

Details here –

USA – 2015

by Chieftains on October 8, 2014

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.

Summer 2014

by Chieftains on June 5, 2014

We are looking forward to a busy summer!  We have recently added some new European performance dates.  Please keep an eye on our website and facebook page as we update with more information in the coming weeks.

The Chieftains at Barretstown Castle

by Chieftains on November 6, 2013

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

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2014 US Tour Announced

by Chieftains on August 29, 2013

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!

New Chieftains Dates

by Chieftains on June 20, 2013

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 feat. Cmdr. Chris Hadfield – “Moondance” (Live)