Start Your Celebrating Early with The Chieftains at Proctors [Berkshire on Stage]
“55 years, wow, where have they gone, as we’re still going strong?” asks Paddy Moloney, leader of six-time Grammy Award winners, The Chieftains. The group has been highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and international scale. The Chieftains were formed in Ireland in 1962, by Moloney, one of the top traditional folk musicians in Ireland and around the world. The band’s ability to transcend musical boundaries, and to blend tradition with modern music has found it notably hailed, to this day, as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups.
The Chieftains return to Proctors in Schenectady at 7:30pm on Tuesday (March 13). Tickets are $20–$50.
After more than 55 years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains’ sound remains as fresh and relevant as when it first began. So, now, The Chieftains embark on a 55th Anniversary Tour, making their way across the United States to the east coast with a final show on St. Patrick’s Day in Jacksonville, Florida.
Paddy Moloney says, “This tour will have all the musical force of what we’ve accumulated and achieved over the last 55 years, with a few extra gems thrown in for good measure.”