June 15, 1998
(l.-r.) Matt Molloy, Paddy Moloney, Kevin Conneff, Sean Keane, Derek Bell [in front], Martin Fay
The third concert in the Festival on the Green will feature the Chieftains. To many, the Chieftains are the original traditional Irish folk band. Their sound, built largely on Paddy Moloney's pipes, is otherworldly, almost entirely instrumental, and seems as though it comes from another age.
The group was formed in by Paddy Moloney, and in 1975 the Chieftains recorded "Women of Ireland," for the movie "Barry Lyndon," putting the group in demand. Other recordings have included "Bonaparte's Retreat," and in 1988, an album the group recorded with Van Morrison, "Irish Heartbeat."
The concert will be held in the winery's outdoor amphitheater rain or shine. General admission seating is festival style on the lawn. Gates open two hours before show time. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at (206) 628-0888 or visit the Ste. Michelle Wine Shop open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 488-3300.