The Chieftains and FriendsThe Irish Goodbye
The Chieftains and Friends
Roy Thomson Hall presents
Join us in celebrating 57 years of The Chieftains, as they come to Roy Thomson Hall as part of their final, and aptly named, the Irish Goodbye Tour.
Since 1962 The Chieftains have been six-time Grammy Award winners and been highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and International scale. Their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day.
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.
The Chieftains are never afraid to shock purists and push genre boundaries and the trappings of fame have not altered The Chieftains' love of, and loyalty to, their roots however- they are as comfortable playing spontaneous Irish sessions as they are headlining a concert at Carnegie Hall. 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.
Astronauts Cady Coleman & Chris Hadfield join The Chieftains as special guests!