"The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune." That Irish proverb is definitely proven true by the indefatigable Chieftains, who return this week for their seventh annual concert at Bass Hall. Co-founded by Paddy Maloney, the Chieftains have been touring internationally for almost 50 years. They've played with everyone from Elvis Costello to Sinéad O'Connor, winning six Grammy Awards in the process, but each concert seems as spirited and fresh as the lassies step-dancing to jigs and reels onstage with them. It's a festive night with storytelling, ballads and bits of blarney, of course.
Wed., Jan. 18, 8 p.m.