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The Chieftains

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The Resume

    (1962- )
    Formed in Dublin
    Paddy Moloney - uillean pipes (1962- )
    Martin Fay - fiddle (1962-2001)
    Seán Potts - tin whistle (1962-1978)
    Michael Tubridy - flute (1962-1978)
    David Fallon - bodhrán (1962-1966)
    Peadar Mercier - bodhrán (1966-1975)
    Seán Keane - fiddle (1968- )
    Derek Bell - harp (1973-2002)
    Kevin Conneff - bodhrán (1976- )
    Matt Molloy - flute (1797- )
    Albums include 'Chieftains 1-10 (1963-1981),' 'Barry Lyndon Original Soundtrack (1975),' 'Bonaparte's Retreat (1977),' 'The Chieftains in China (1983),' 'James Galway and the Chieftains in Ireland (1987),' 'Irish Heartbeat (1988),' 'The Bells of Dublin (1991),' 'Another Country (1992),' 'The Long Black Veil (1995),' 'Santiago (1997),' 'The Long Journey Home: The Irish in America (1999),' 'Water from the Well (2000)' and 'Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions (2002)'

Why he might be annoying:

    They made an appearance on 'One Life to Live.'
    It has become fashionable for celebrity guests to appear on their albums.
    They appeared with Sting, The Rolling Stones, Roger Daltrey, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, and many, many others.

Why he might not be annoying:

    They revitalized the Irish folk tradition.
    They were named official musical ambassadors by the Irish government.
    They once opened for the Pope.
    They are the first musical group ever to perform in the United States Capitol rotunda.
    They were named chiefs of the Choctaw Nation in honor of the friendship between Native Americans and the Irish in the 19th-century U.S.
    Band leader Paddy Moloney played for rescue workers at the site of the 2001 terrorist attack in New York City.
    They won many Grammy awards.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 30 Votes: 43.33% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 43 Votes: 44.19% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 32 Votes: 40.62% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 93 Votes: 49.46% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 122 Votes: 46.72% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 232 Votes: 44.40% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 251 Votes: 43.43% Annoying