Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tickets for 'The Chieftains' available from the Heritage Centre

Irish Traditional music legends The Chieftains will play a concert for one night only in the Cappoquin Community Centre on Saturday 20th November 2010.

The Chieftains and guests will play the state of the art 600 seater Community Centre for the first time as part of a four concert mini tour in Ireland in November.

The tour will feature original members Paddy Moloney, Matt Molloy, Se├ín Keane and Kevin Conneff, but will also feature guest performers from around the world including Ottowa Valley Dancers Jon and Nathan Pilatzke, New York-based champion Irish dancer Cara Butler, eight string guitarist Redmond O’Toole, harpist Triona Marshall and a guest singer. The group will be joined by local musicians ‘Canola’, Stephen Mooney accordion and guitar, Dave O’Sullivan flute and tin whistle, Marie Claire singer, Peter O’Connor fiddle and mandolin player, and a local percussionist Seamus Connolly as well as members of the Youghal Pipe Band.

The Chieftains was founded in 1962 and are the world’s most popular Irish Traditional Music Group. The group have collaborated and performed with many legends of music including Sinead O’Connor, Luciano Pavarotti, Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton among others.

Paddy Moloney founder and leader plays the uilleann pipes and tin whistle, Matt Molloy flute and tin whistle, Kevin Conneff bodhran and vocals and Sean Keane fiddle and tin whistle. The band has released more than 40 albums, most recently collaborating with acclaimed US guitarist Ry Cooder on the 'San Patricio’ album which celebrates the San Patricios, a battalion of Irish soldiers who switched sides to fight for Mexico against the US invaders in the war of 1846-1848.
The six-time Grammy Award winners play at Limerick University on the 17th of November, Cappoquin Community Centre on the 20th, the Mermaid Theatre in Bray on the 21st and the Tullamore Court Hotel on Wednesday 24th November.

Tickets are €50 available from Cappoquin Community Centre 058 52746 and Lismore Heritage Centre 058 54975

All profit from the concert will go towards the Lismore Music Festival.

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