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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
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The Chieftains
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attended Mar 15 2013

We really enjoyed the Chieftains. Great music, and a special treat over St. Patty's weekend. The music is alot of fun, really upbeat. This will sound awful, but we would have actually preferred them without the NSO--adding the orchestra really...continued

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NSO Pops: The Chieftains: __Lucky You

__Emil de Cou, _conductor


You might call it the luck of the Irish, but The Chieftains know it takes a workman’s discipline and a tradesman’s skill to make great music and stage a spectacular show for more than 40 years. And lucky you, this legendary Irish folk band is bringing their Grammy-winning hits and their troupe of musical friends to the NSO Pops just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! With a strong Celtic heritage and a pinch of good cheer, The Chieftains are here to paint the town green. Please Note: The NSO does not perform in the first part of the program. 


  • Part One 

TBA: Selections announced from the Stage (performed by The Chieftains and guest artists only) 

Part Two 

Anderson: “The Wearing of the Green” from Irish Suite 

Composite: Chieftains 2013 

—The Long Journey Home (Paddy Moloney, arr. Brian Keane, Fiachra Trench) 

—Galician Overture (Moloney) 

—Did You Ever Go A-Courtin’, Uncle Joe? (Moloney) 

—An Dró 

—Lullaby for the Dead (Moloney-Graham, arr. Joe Csibi) 

—Planxty Mozart (Moloney) 

—March to Battle (Moloney, arr. Jocelyn Morlock) 

—March of the King of Laois (Moloney, arr. Paul Frost) 

Performance Timing: Part One – 30 min.; Intermission – 15 min.; Part Two – 73 min.