“They seem ageless, and so does their Irish music.” – The Boston Globe
Six-time Grammy winner The Chieftains is globally renowned for reinventing traditional Irish music on an international scale. Celebrating its 55th anniversary, the group’s captivating blend of folk and contemporary music continues to capture a broad audience spanning all ages. Performing at the world’s top venues such as Carnegie Hall, this beloved band pushes genre boundaries with acclaimed artists on vocals, guitar, flute, fiddle, bodhrán, tin whistle and uilleann pipes.
Recognized as a cultural ambassador, The Chieftains’ performances have been linked with seminal historic events, such as being the first Western musicians to perform on the Great Wall of China, participating in Roger Water’s “The Wall” performance in Berlin in 1990, and being the first ensemble to perform a concert in the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. In 2010, the group’s experimental collaborations extended out of this world, when band member Paddy Moloney’s whistle and Matt Molloy’s flute travelled with NASA astronaut, Cady Coleman, to the International Space Station.
After 55 years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains' music remains as fresh and relevant as when the group first began.