NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre presents six time Grammy® Award-winning group The Chieftains on Sunday, March 14, at 3 p.m. The ensemble will perform their latest and greatest hits, as well as songs from their upcoming album of Celtic-Mexican influences, San Patrico. San Patrico is scheduled for release on March 9. Tickets range from $32-62.
The Chieftains are Paddy Moloney on uilleann pipes and tin whistle; Kevin Conneff on bodhrán; and Matt Molloy, flute. Other performers include: Alyth McCormack, vocals; Triona Marshall, harp/keyboards; Jeff White, guitar; Jon Pilatzke, fiddle and step dancing; Deanie Richardson, fiddle; Nathan Pilatzke, step dancing; Cara Butler, traditional Irish dancing and step dancing.
Paddy Moloney, the Chieftains’ founder and front man, first brought together a group of local musicians in Dublin in 1962, fashioning an authentic instrumental sound that stood apart from the slick commercial output of most Irish music at the time. The group’s first four albums established their worldwide reputation.
In 1988, they joined forces with fellow countryman, Van Morrison, on Irish Heartbeat which began a historic series of collaborations including recordings with James Galway, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Sting, Tom Jones, Sinéad ó Connor, Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Ry Cooder, and many others.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 1-732-246-SHOW, or visit www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and at least one hour prior to curtain on performance dates.
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