The Chieftains

The Chieftains

The Chieftains

The Chieftains were formed in 1962 by Paddy Moloney from the ranks of the top folk musicians in Ireland. It wasn’t until 1975 that The Chieftains began playing together full time. Although their early following was purely a folk audience, the range and variation of their music very quickly captured a much broader public, making them today the best known Irish band in the world.

Paddy Moloney with The Chieftains and Special Guests

Six-time Grammy winners and the world’s most popular Irish traditional music group, The Chieftains’  U.S. tour will feature an array of surprise guests and local musicians and marks the band’s first return to the U.S. following the 2010 release of their critically acclaimed album ‘San Patricio.’  “In 2011, The Chieftains’ performances could be better described as a Big Show or a Spectacular rather than a concert,” says frontman Paddy Moloney. “There will be upwards of 12 people on stage at all times, with additions of local musicians, special guests I’m not allowed to divulge, anywhere from 6 to 20 local dancers on a couple of pieces, and the Scottish pipe bands performing the ‘March to Battle,’ which was narrated by Liam Neeson for ‘San Patricio.’”

Locations & Dates

Start Date – End Date

30 2nd Street,
NY 12180-3891

February 17 – February 17

15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick,
NJ 08901-1903

February 18 – February 18

50 N. George St.,
York, PA 17401

February 20 – February 20

200 University Street
WA 98101

March 22 – March 22

512 Washington St SE
WA. 98501

February 23 – February 23

512 Washington St SE
WA. 98501

February 25 – February 25

2403 Flora St #500,
TX 75201

February 26 – February 26

495 West Dickson Street,
AR 72701

February 27 – February 27

1211 East 7th Street,
IN 47405-5501

March 01 – March 01

201 State Street,
WI 53703

March 03 – March 03

220 South Michigan Avenue,
IL 60604

March 04 – March 04

314 N Main Street Rockford,
IL 61101

March 05 – March 05