The Chieftains coming to Mayo Center

Make text smaller Make text larger


Six-time Grammy Award winners The Chieftains perform their signature brand of Celtic music Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $49-$79.

Last year marked the 55th Anniversary of The Chieftains beginning. Since 1962, they 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.

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.

In Ireland they have been involved in many major occasions, such as Pope John Paul II's visit to Ireland in 1979 when they performed to an audience of over 1.3 million, and in 2011 as part of the historic visit to Ireland of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. In 2012, marking The Chieftains' 50th Anniversary, they were awarded the inaugural National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala event in Philadelphia hosted by The American Ireland Fund "in recognition of their tremendous contribution to the music industry worldwide and the promotion of the best of Irish culture."

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.

More information at

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


Breathe new life into your home with these simple updates
After a long winter cooped up indoors, spring is the perfect time to start re-imagining your home and making upgrades that create a fresh, welcoming vibe. These project ideas...
Read more »

Five decorating trends from 2017 to be replaced
In the world of home design, there's no dirtier word than passé.

Read more »

Get ready to tackle the details of your lawn and garden
Start by evaluating your lawn

Read more »

Landscaping for Unpredictable Weather
If you think climate change and extreme weather conditions have been tough on human beings, just imagine being stuck outdoors, naked to the elements 24/7.

Read more »


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


Letters to the Editor
Thank you, first responders
  • Mar 21, 2018
Local News
One Lucky Leprechaun
  • Mar 21, 2018


Weather in Lafayette, NJ