Cherish The Ladies A Celtic Christmas
Cherish The Ladies, one of the most engaging and successful ensembles in the history of Celtic music celebrate the holidays with a spirited
performance filled with classic Christmas carols intermingled with beautiful Celtic instrumentals, outstanding vocals
harmonies and spectacular stepdancing.
Group leader and raconteur Joanie Madden, an All-Ireland champion flute and whistle player, has assembled a top-notch ensemble guaranteed to
get you in the Christmas spirit that includes; Mary Coogan (guitar), Mirella Murray (accordion), Nollaig Casey (fiddle), Kathleen Boyle (piano,
harmony vocals), Kate Purcell (vocals, guitar), Don Stiffe (vocals, guitar), David Geaney (5 times world champion stepdancer) and Seámus
O’Flatharta (vocals, harp, stepdance).
This Grammy Award nominated Irish-American supergroup are one of the finest ensembles on the planet and this year’s show marks 35 years since
their debut on a New York stage where they boldly challenged the male domination of their musical genre. They have shared timeless Irish
traditions and good cheer with audiences worldwide where they’ve brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful
vocals, and stunning step dancing around the globe from the White House to the Olympics. Along the way, they have recorded a staggering 17
critically acclaimed albums including three Christmas albums; “A Star in the East”, Christmas in Ireland” and their debut Christmas album,
“On Christmas Night”, named one of the top 10 Christmas albums of the year by the New York Times.
The Washington Post praises their ‘astonishing array of virtuosity’, and the Boston Globe proclaimed, “It is simply impossible to imagine an
audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do!” These ladies embrace the timeless gift of music that was passed down to them through the
generations from their fathers. ‘It was the greatest gift they could give us,’ says bandleader Joanie Madden. ‘We’re carrying on the music and
legacy of our fathers.’
As their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow, Cherish The Ladies blazes forward into another decade of
music making and embarks on another season of bringing Christmas joy for the whole family to enjoy.