FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Celebrate the luck of the Irish with @thechieftains at the @KimmelCenter for a day of traditional Irish music and merriment! Tix on sale now
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING IRISH FOLK BAND
THE CHIEFTAINS RETURNS TO THE KIMMEL CENTER
MARCH 13, 2016
LED BY PADDY MALONEY, BAND BRINGS EARLY ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION TO PHILADELPHIA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, February 10, 2016) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts welcomes six-time Grammy Award® winners, The Chieftains, to the Merriam Theater on Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m. for an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration of reinvented traditional Irish music. Formed in Ireland in 1962 by Paddy Maloney, the internationally acclaimed band has been touring for more than 50 years and will bring their blend of music, humor and step dancing to delight Philadelphia audiences.
“We can think of no better way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations than with this highly entertaining and talented group of Irish performers,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “After more than 50 years of making music together, the group continues to delight new and old audiences alike with this fabulous genre of music.”
Throughout their legendary career, The Cheiftains have earned 6 Grammy Awards® and 18 nominations. Throughout the past five decades, The Chieftains have inspired and continue to inspire interest in Celtic music worldwide through collaborations with legendary performers such as The Rolling Stones, Sting, Van Morrison, and Ziggy Marley. Ambassadors of Celtic music and Irish traditions, The Chieftains have produced 40 albums.
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are available now and start at $30. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at kimmelcenter.org.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of The Kimmel Center’s 2015-2016 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.
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