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)

The Low Anthem to join The Chieftains onstage!

by Chieftains on January 25, 2013

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.

Due to scheduling conflicts, The Chieftains show in Austin, Texas on February 14, 2013 is being postponed to a date in 2014.  Please check our website and Facebook pages for updates.  More information can be found on the website for One World Theatre in Austin, TX.

The Chieftains apologize for any inconvenience.


Martin Fay – 1938 – 2012

by Chieftains on November 14, 2012






The Chieftains are sad to announce that original member Martin Fay has passed away at the age of 76.  Martin’s memory and music will be with The Chieftains always.  He will be dearly missed.

The Chieftains 2013 US Tour – Tickets On-Sale Now!

by Chieftains on November 13, 2012

Tickets are now on-sale for The Chieftains 2013 US tour – ticket links and information below!

February 9, 2013 – Naples, FL - Buy Tickets Here 

February 10, 2013 – Gainesville, FL – Buy Tickets Here 

February 11, 2013 – Tallahassee, FL -Buy Tickets Here

February 13, 2013 – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets Here

February 14, 2013 – Austin, TX – POSTPONED UNTIL 2014

February 15, 2013 – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets Here

February 17, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets Here

February 18, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets Here

February 19, 2013 – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets Here

February 21 – 23 2013 – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets Here

February 24, 2013 – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets Here

February 26, 2013 – Ithaca, NY – Buy Tickets Here

February 27, 2013 – Utica, NY – Buy Tickets Here

March 1, 2013 – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets Here

March 2, 2013 – Rockford, IL – Buy Tickets Here

March 3, 2013 – Bloomington, IL – Buy Tickets Here

March 5, 2013 – Morristown, NJ – Buy Tickets Here

March 6, 2013 – Princeton, NJ – Buy Tickets Here

March 8 – 10, 2013 – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets Here

March 12, 2013 – Stamford, CT – Buy Tickets Here

March 14 – 16, 2013 – Washington, DC – Buy Tickets Here on December 5!

March 17, 2013 – Norfolk, VA – Buy Tickets Here

*NEW DATE ADDED – The Chieftains will be performing April 24, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium – Buy Tickets Here

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- The Chieftains Team