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As part of our collective effort to minimize the impact of Coronavirus/COVID-19 to our community, all performances and events have been cancelled through May 18, 2020. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, please fill out this form with your preference or contact the Ticket Office.

CANCELLED: The Chieftains

Presented ByGreat Performances at Mason
When/WhereThursday, Mar 19, 2020 8:00pmCenter for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by the Center for the Arts Ticket Office with details about your tickets

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The Irish Goodbye

Irish music legends, The Chieftains, return to the Center for a thrilling night of their signature blend of traditional Celtic and contemporary. The six-time Grammy® Award winners are celebrated for reinventing traditional Irish music and popularizing the form on a global scale. Now, audiences get a chance to celebrate this musical talent on “The Irish Goodbye” tour. The group has made numerous cross-over collaborations with artists like Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Alison Kraus, and Luciano Pavarotti. Since forming in Dublin over five decades ago, these cultural ambassadors have been linked with seminal historic events, such as being the first Western musicians to perform on the Great Wall of China, participating in Roger Water’s “The Wall” performance in Berlin in 1990, and being the first ensemble to perform a concert in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Don’t miss your chance to experience a memorable evening of music, song and dance on this final journey. 

The Center for the Arts performance of The Chieftains will feature guest performers including: Retired NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman, the Mason University Singers, dancers from the O’Neill James School of Irish Dance, and the Northern Virginia Firefighters’ Emerald Society Pipe Band.

 

Tickets: $75, $60, $45

A pre-performance discussion begins 45 minutes prior to the performance, located on Monson Grand Tier. Seating is limited and opens 15 minutes before the pre-performance discussion.

Free student tickets are available two weeks prior to this event.