October 8, 2008
Chieftans Will Perform in City
By BRENDAN McDAID
LEGENDARY Irish band The Chieftains are to perform two concerts in the North West later this month.
The Chieftains are renowned for bringing Irish traditional music to the attention of the world.
In 1962 the group's founder and leader, Paddy Moloney, combined Ireland's best in folk and traditional music and brought them to the world stage with their own unique and definitive style.
James McGarrity of JW Promotions, which has organised the band's new tour, said: "It is with great pleasure that we are presenting the world renowned Chieftains to the North West of the province at wonderful venues. With their well known music style, this tour is not to be missed."
The Chieftains have won six Grammy awards and, since 1975, have been touring the world performing and recording with many of music's top recording artists including Sting, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Emmy Lou Harris and many more.
Although their early following was mainly folk music fans, The Chieftains crossed over between Celtic, world and pop music and very quickly captured a much broader audience, making them the best known Irish band in the world.
Tickets for both gigs are on sale now and are available from the Millennium Forum box office in Derry on 028 712664455 or The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny on 00 353 74 9122700.
Originally published by BRENDAN McDAID [email protected]
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