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Surprise Guests, Local Pipe Bands, Musicians And Dancers To Join The Chieftains In Each City

Six-time Grammy winners and the world’s most popular Irish traditional music group, The Chieftains, have confirmed additional details of their 18-date 2014 U.S. tour, kicking off February 19 in Davis, California.

Among songs included in the program will be “The Troublemaker’s Jig” a tribute to Nelson Mandela composed by Chieftains founder and leader Paddy Moloney and confirmed to appear in an upcoming documentary on the iconic South African leader. The Chieftains will also perform Bochas or “Song of Hope” which Moloney performed at Ground Zero in New York in the weeks following 9/11.

In addition to featuring songs from The Chieftains recent critically acclaimed albums (2010’s San Patricio and 2012’s Voice of Ages) the band will perform songs from throughout their 50 + year history as well as some not heard live in well over a decade, including selections from their Grammy winning 1995 album The Long Black Veil. One of these, the suite from the The Long Journey Home, including Shenandoah and Anthem, will see the Chieftains joined by a local choral group in each city throughout the tour.

As always, the 2014 tour will feature an additional array of surprise guests in each city. The tour is set to visit cities such as Austin, Milwaukee, New York, and more, with a special St. Patrick’s Day show in Newport News, VA. See below for complete dates.

The Chieftains are:
Paddy Moloney – uilleann pipes / tin whistle
Kevin Conneff – bodhran/vocals
Matt Molloy – flute
Jon Pilatzke – fiddle /dance
Triona Marshall – harp/keys
Tara Breen – fiddle/saxaphone
Tim Edey – guitar/mandolin
Alyth McCormack – vocals/percussion
Cara Butler – dance
Nathan Pilatzke – dance

THE CHEIFTAINS 2014 TOUR DATES:
2/19 Davis, CA @ UC Davis
2/20 San Rafael, CA @ Marin Center
2/22 Northridge, CA @ Cal State Northridge
2/23 San Diego, CA @ San Diego Symphony

2/26 Austin, TX @ One World Theatre
2/28 Newark, NJ @ NJPAC
3/1 Sewell, NJ @ TD Bank Arts Center
3/2 Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Opera House
3/4 Raleigh, NC @ North Carolina Symphony

3/6 Carmel, IN @ Palladium
3/7 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
3/8 New York, NY @ Town Hall
3/10 Rutland, VT @ Paramount Theatre
3/11 Keene, NH @ Colonial Theatre

3/13 Rochester, NY @ Auditorium Theatre
3/14 Buffalo, NY @ Kleinhans Auditorium
3/16 Fairfax, VA @ George Mason University
3/17 Newport News, VA @ Ferguson Center

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