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The Chieftains To Perform At Eisenhower Auditorium

Settling neatly in between State Patty’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day, Dublin-based band The Chieftains will take the stage in Happy Valley tomorrow, March 3.

Founded in 1962, The Chieftains — described by Penn State as Earth’s preeminent Celtic band — have a long history of finding a place for traditional Celtic songs and pub music within the atmospheres of theaters. With more than 40 albums to their name, the scope of their success is extensive. From their roots in Ireland, they have spread internationally, accumulating six Grammys, one Emmy, and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Chieftains’ current North American tour is in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, and is certain to feature songs from their newest album, “Voice of Ages.” The album is an amalgamation of genres and styles, and boasts collaborations with artists like Bon Iver, The Decemberists, and Paolo Nutini.

In addition to the traditional yet eclectic sound, the concert will also feature appearances by a handful of guest artists, three-generational band Doug Leahy and the Next Generation Leahy, and the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Eisenhower Auditorium. Tickets are only $22 for students, and can be purchased in person at Eisenhower or online through the ticket center.

Photo: Kevin Kelly

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Jessica Myers

Jess graduated in May 2015, with a Bachelor of Arts with honors in English, and with two minors in Latin and Art History. When she says she's "shippin' up to Boston," she's not just singing the song -- she's actually attending Northeastern University this fall to pursue her master's degree. You can follow her shenanigans at her site,


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