The Chieftains

"Prepare for an unforgettable night celebrating the very best of Irish music and dance, packed with performances by acclaimed singers, musicians and dancers from around the globe.

Six-time Grammy winner The Chieftains is globally renowned for reinventing traditional Irish music on an international scale. Celebrating its 55th anniversary, the group’s captivating blend of folk and contemporary music continues to capture a broad audience spanning all ages. Performing at the world’s top venues such as Carnegie Hall, this beloved band pushes genre boundaries with acclaimed artists on vocals, guitar, flute, fiddle, bodhrán, tin whistle and uilleann pipes.

The band’s highly anticipated concert will include more than instrumental performances.

The show will also feature high-energy step dancing by world-renowned Canadian dancers Jon and Nathan Pilatzke, as well as Irish step dancing champion Cara Butler, who has performed on national TV shows including “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.”

Scottish singer Alyth McCormack, who has performed across the globe at leading venues like the Kennedy Center, will also perform haunting and heartwarming Irish melodies. The Chieftains will even welcome Las Vegas performers on stage to croon Irish tunes.

The band will also give a multi-media retrospective on highlights from its storied career, including video of a Chieftains’ tin whistle performed on the International Space Station.

Recognized as a cultural ambassador, The Chieftains’ 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 United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

After 55 years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains' music remains as fresh and relevant as when the group first began."

When: Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Where: Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas

Cost: $29 - $95

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Live Music

Event posted Jan. 3, 2018
Last updated Jan. 3, 2018