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