The Chieftains and Nashville SymphonyClassical
The ultimate St. Patrick’s Day aperitif gets served early as Emerald Isle trad-pop giants the Chieftains pull into the Schermerhorn for a three-day stint with the Nashville Symphony. They’re still led by the aptly twinkle-eyed pipes player Paddy Moloney after 50 years and almost as many albums, and recent set lists have ricocheted from the Irish folk ballad “Carrickfergus” to “Cotton-Eye Joe” to Dylan’s “When the Ship Comes In,” which they cut on last year’s crossover-conscious Voice of Ages with The Decemberists. That album’s roster also includes the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Bon Iver and the Civil Wars, but backed by the symphony and led by resident conductor Albert-George Schram, The Chieftains are likely to plumb the deep Celtic catalog for its melodic wealth and folkloric charm. Special guests include the Tennessee Scots Pipe Band, the Nashville Irish Step Dancers and the Nashville School of the Arts Madrigal Singers.
Fri, Feb 22 | 8:00 PM
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
$44.00 - $129.00