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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Chieftains Waltz Across LA/TX

Press Release: Irish Icons THE CHIEFTAINS set to "Waltz Across LA/TX" Jan. 17-24 For Immediate Release - December 19, 2005 THE CHIEFTAINS, the legendary traditional Irish music group of 42 years, kick off their annual winter tour beginning Jan. 17 in Shreveport before heading west and south across Texas, playing the region's most prestigious performing halls in Ft. Worth, Waco, Galveston, Austin and San Antonio. Dubbed the "Waltz Across Texas Tour", the Lone Star trek will highlight the group's most ambitious tour ever of the American southwest. Known worldwide as Ireland's musical treasure and the benchmark for authentic Celtic song and heritage, The Chieftains have recorded with acts as diverse as Alison Krauss and The Rolling Stones; released 35 albums; won 6 Grammys; an Oscar; an Emmy and countless other international awards. Widely respected for showcasing the roots of Irish and American music and weaving the two together in seamless harmony, the group showcases the close and enduring kinship between Celtic, traditional folk and country music. Oftentimes undefineable themselves, The Chieftains' timeless music appeals to audiences around the globe and their visibility has been most notable among their musical collaborations with such regional icons as JOE ELY, NANCI GRIFFITH, and LYLE LOVETT. The music program on the tour will include songs from their latest RCA Victor album "Live From Dublin: Tribute To Derek Bell"; the jaw-dropping, step-dancing duo of Jon and Nathan Pilatzke from Canada; renowned harpist Triona Marshall; along with newly-signed recording act The Cottars as very special guests. Complete list of stops on the tour which runs Jan. 17-24: Jan. 17 Shreveport, LA - Strand Theatre Jan. 18 Ft. Worth, TX - Bass Performance Hall Jan. 20 Waco, TX - Waco Hippodrome Jan. 21 Galveston - The Grand 1894 Opera House Jan. 22 Austin - Riverbend Centre Jan. 24 San Antonio - Majestic Theatre For further info visit here for ticket information or For distribution to community calendar discussions, online events calendar and weekly or daily publications focusing on entertainment and cultural happenings. Please feel free to forward this news release to any additional media channels for public distribution. CONTACT: Darryl Holland Tour Promoter WindSong Productions Lubbock, TX Cell: (806) 438-2396
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