Internationally Acclaimed THE CHIEFTAINS Celebrate St. Patrick's Day At Boston Symphony Hall, 3/17


A time honored tradition returns to Boston for St. Patrick's Day as the internationally acclaimed Irish Band The Chieftains bring their definitive style and traditional Irish music to The Boston Symphony Hall on March 31.

Six time Grammy winners, The Chieftains are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world's attention. Although their early following was purely a folk audience, the range and variation of their music quickly captured a much broader audience making them arguably the best known Irish Band in the world today. They were the first group to perform on the Great Wall of China and the first group to ever give a concert in the capitol building in Washington DC. 2012 marks the band's 50th anniversary. This tour supports their recent release of "Voice of Ages" and the show's special guests include: Triona Marshall, harp; Alyth McCormack, vocals; Jeff White, guitar, vocals; Deanie Richardson, fiddle; Jon Pilatzke, fiddle, dancer; Nathan Pilatzke, dancer; and Cara Butler, dancer.

The mission of Boston's Celebrity Series is to present the best in the performing arts to the broadest possible audience, to create new works that bring artists and audiences together, and to engage young audiences in artistic experiences through performing arts-based education and community service programs. Celebrity Series presentations often include premieres of new works of music and dance—many commissioned by the Series. As a leading provider of arts-in-education programs, the Series builds innovative energetic partnerships with area schools and community organizations and engages new audiences of all ages.

The Chieftains, Ireland's mighty traditional Irish music group, is playing at Boston Symphony Hall on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $57-$75 and may be purchased at 617-482-6661 or at