[Events] The Chieftains in Concert, Nov 22nd

Ellen.Byrne Ellen.Byrne at STAFFMAIL.ul.ie
Fri Nov 13 15:37:23 GMT 2009


Of Music and Dance Presents



Sunday November 22nd, 8 pm at the University Concert Hall Limerick

With Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, students of the Irish World Academy’s BA Irish Music and Dance

& special guests


To mark their fifth year as artists-in-residence at the University of Limerick, The Chieftains will perform in concert, joined by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and students of UL's Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. With a career that spans forty-one years and forty-one albums, The Chieftains are not only Ireland’s premier musical ambassadors but also the most enduring and influential creative force in establishing the international appeal of Celtic music.   Paddy Moloney, the group’s founder and front man, first brought together a group of local musicians in Dublin in 1962, fashioning an authentic instrumental sound that stood in sharp contrast to the slick commercial output of most Irish music at the time. The group’s first four albums, recorded between 1963 and 1974, established their worldwide reputation even as the group continued to perform on a semi-professional basis.  In 1988, they joined forces with fellow countryman Van Morrison on Irish Heartbeat which began an historic series of collaborations including recordings with Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Sting, Sinead O’Connor, Linda Ronstadt, Ry Cooder and many others. They also continued their acclaimed work in film soundtracks, including the double Grammy-winning Another Country, with performances by such country and bluegrass stars as Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, Willie Nelson, Chet Atkins and Don Williams. They returned to Nashville in 2002 for Down The Old Plank Road, their 40th career album, featuring such special guests as Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Earl Scruggs, Alison Krauss and others. Their continued residency at the University of Limerick's World Academy takes shape annually with a celebratory concert featuring students of the BA Irish Music and Dance, the highlight of which is a rousing finale when almost 60 musicians and dancers take to the stage.


Tickets €30/€25  Phone: 2603


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