The Chieftains

at O2 City Hall Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne

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The six-time Grammy Award winners and international ambassadors of traditional Irish music are back with a nationwide tour to celebrate 50 definitive years.

Whilst continuing to inspire, The Chieftains remain loyal to their roots and after half a century of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, they remain as fresh and relevant as when they first began. They have performed with many symphony and folk orchestras worldwide and have broken many boundaries by collaborating and performing with some of the biggest names in rock, pop and traditional music in Ireland and around the world.

In June 2012 they are commemorating this exhilarating career with a nationwide UK tour.

The brilliant and charismatic Tim Edey, named Musician of the Year at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in February, joins the incredible 50th anniversary UK tour.


The Chieftains

The Chieftains appearing at this event

Six-time Grammy winners and world-renowned Irish traditional folk ensemble of many years' standing.

See The Chieftains tour dates

Tim Edey

Tim Edey appearing at this event

Winning both categories in which he was nominated at this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, 'Best Musician' and 'Best Duo' (with Brendan Power), Tim Edey is one of the finest multi-instrumental players of his generation in the worldwide Celtic music scene. A virtuoso on both acoustic guitar and button accordion, Tim's incredible musical ear and total technical command allows him to play the most demanding instrumentals and improvise freely in any style you throw at him. His great gifts have led to touring/recording with Sharon Shannon, Lunasa, Michael McGoldrick, Seamus Begley, Mary Black, Altan and Capercaillie - to name a few, and has also appeared on the Jools Holland show. Tim has released four solo albums and had his compositions recorded by Sharon Shannon and other respected Celtic artists.

See 3 tour dates featuring Tim Edey

O2 City Hall Newcastle

  • Northumberland Road
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 8SF

0191 260 2020
0844 477 2000