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Chieftains mark golden anniversary in Westport

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The Chieftains marked their 50th anniversary in Matt Molloy’s Pub in Westport on Thursday night last. The iconic trad band played a one-off gig to a capacity audience in the pub's Yard Bar.
The music had been going all day in the unique surrounds of the front bar and TG4 were on hand to record the occasion. The station will broadcast their take on the event on Christmas night, December 25, from 8.55pm.
Pictured during rehearsals in the Yard Bar of Matt Molloy’s are three members of the band, Seán Keane, Matt Molloy and Paddy Moloney. The fourth member, Kevin Conneff, joined the lads for the night too, as did a host of other musicians, including  Eddi Reader, Triona Marshall, Tim Edey and Paul Brady.
Pic: Michael McLaughlin