Back in the 1980s I was a music reviewer (under the name Adelle Cooper)  for three local papers in Calgary, Alberta, while also an entertainment booker (first agency to book Motley Crue in Canada!) and ex-wife of the leading concert promoter for Central Canada. While posting some of my old interviews I thought this might be the right place for a couple of them.

Around 1983 I interviewed The Chieftains during their concert in Calgary, shortly after they headed for China where they were the first ever Western group to play on the Great Wall, their final concert was filmed by Chinese television and broadcast to 700 million people. 

True to his word, sound engineer Mick O'Gorman sent me an advance copy of "The Chieftains In China" CD. Today Mick O’Gorman and his sound design company MOSCO create the sound design for all Riverdance productions . . . nice guy too!

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Tags: Arts, Canada, Traditional Music, alberta, calgary, china, conniff, kevin, mick, music, More…o'gorman, the chieftains

Comment by Geraldine Callaghan on April 3, 2014 at 4:55pm
Adele, what a wonderful experience for you. I saw them preforming live on many occasions; I was never dissapointed, always entertained. Paddy Maloney wrote an autobiography in the 80's or 90's. It was hilarious! I couldn't wait to finish it. So true to himself and his group. There was no bragging or self aggrandizing,just funny stories. Thanks for sharing.


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