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Six-time Grammy Award winners, The Chieftains, are coming to the Ocean City Maryland Convention Center Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and International scale, The Chieftains have the ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music that has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day.
As cultural ambassadors, their performances have been linked with seminal historic events, such as being the first Western musicians to perform on the Great Wall of China, participating in Roger Water’s “The Wall” performance in Berlin in 1990, and being the first ensemble to perform a concert in the Capitol Building in Washington DC. In 2010, their experimental collaborations extended to out of this world, when Paddy Moloney’s whistle and Matt Molloy’s flute travelled with NASA astronaut, Cady Coleman, to the International Space Station.
Although their early following was purely a folk audience, the range and variation of their music and accompanying musicians quickly captured a much broader audience, elevating their status to the likeness of fellow Irish band, U2.
After fifty years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains’ music remains as fresh and relevant as when they first began