Category - Music Date - Friday, September 21, 2018 8:00 pm
DATE: Friday, September 21st, 2018
CHERISH THE LADIES
Joanie Madden (Flute, Whistles), Mary Coogan (Guitar)
Mirella Murray (Accordion), Kathleen Boyle (Piano)
Nollaig Casey (Fiddle), Kate Purcell (Vocals)
David Geaney & Nathan Pilatzke (Champion Dancers)
CHERISH THE LADIES ~ HEART OF THE HOME
IRISH AMERICAN TOUR DE FORCE CHERISH THE LADIES
RELEASE THEIR BRAND NEW ALBUM, HEART OF THE HOME
“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says the Boston Globe speaking of Cherish the Ladies. This long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group was formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene and for more than three decades, these women have toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics and recorded 17 critically acclaimed albums including their latest release, “Heart of the Home”.
Heart of the Home is a riveting live show that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing guaranteed to have the audience singing, clapping and tapping its feet as they are regaled with heart warming and hilarious stories from leader and front woman Joanie Madden, an All-Ireland flute and whistle champion named by The Irish Voice Newspaper as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Irish Americans of the past quarter century.
The New York Times calls their music “passionate, tender, and rambunctious,” and the Washington Post praises their “astonishing array of virtuosity.” They’ve won recognition as the BBC’s Best Musical Group of the Year, were named Top North American Celtic Group at the Irish Music Awards and even have a street named after them in the Bronx! They’ve collaborated with such musicians as The Boston Pops, The Clancy Brothers, the Chieftains, Vince Gill, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Don Henley, Arlo Guthrie and Maura O’Connell as well as being the featured soloist with over 280 nights of symphony orchestras.
Their level of artistic, historic, and purely enticing entertainment is unlike any in its genre. As their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow on both sides of the Atlantic, Cherish The Ladies blazes forward into another decade of music making.