Hail to the Chieftains
A visit to a Chieftains live show is something everyone must do at least once in a lifetime. Fronted by the inimitable Paddy Maloney, this touring troupe is perhaps the greatest purveyor of traditional and not-so-traditional Irish fare. These Celtic heavyweights have done it all, including collaborations with the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Lyle Lovett and Mary Black. While this may be a seated show, the group encourages crowd participation: foot stomping, hand clapping and singing along in (or out of) key. The Chieftains’ soiree takes place on Wednesday, January 31, at the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall on the UC Davis campus. Tickets range from $19.50 to $49 and the show begins promptly at 8 p.m. Visit www.mondaviarts.org for more information.