Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains celebrated 50 years of performing in 2012, and their music remains as fresh and relevant as when they first began. Recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and international scale, their ability to blend tradition with modern music has made them one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day.
Back for their fifth UMS performance and their first in nearly a decade, “they seem ageless, and so does their Irish music. If common sense tells you they can’t go on forever, you wouldn’t know it from their electrifying performance.” (Boston Globe). WEMU is the media sponsor of a rare and exciting evening with the legendary Chieftans at Hill Auditorium on Saturday, March 5th at 8PM. Practically a Celtic music festival, the concert will include special guests The Glen Erin Pipe Band of Lansing, Michigan and The Ann Arbor Grail Singers.