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The Chieftains marked their 50th anniversary with the release of Voice of Ages on February 21st, 2012. Another one of their now famous collaborations, this time featuring from the worlds of indie-rock: Bon Iver, The Decemberists, The Low Anthem, from country and Americana: The Civil Wars, Pistol Annies, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers, from what they describe as Irish and Scottish folk: Imelda May, Lisa Hannigan, Paolo Nutini. With 50 years of glorious music behind us, Paddy Moloney says, “I can think of nothing more exciting than to spend another 50 years collaborating with the best voices of the future.”

Founded in 1962, winners of six Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, The Chieftains are now down to the core quartet of Paddy Moloney (Uilleann pipes, tin whistle), Matt Molloy (flute), Seán Keane (fiddle) and Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals).

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