Cherish the Ladies

Cork Folk Festival - Cork, Ireland  3rd-7th October 2018

Cherish the Ladies

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Cherish the Ladies + Mother Jones Band
Sunday 4th October 8.30pm €15 Buy Tickets here
“Cherish the Ladies has been a leading group in the Irish traditional world…it is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do.”
Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe
“Expands the annals of Irish music in America…the music is passionate, tender and rambunctious.”
Jon Pareles, The New York Times
“Superbly led by the larger than life Joanie Madden on whistles, flute, harmony vocals and introductions, these ladies dusted the perceived cobwebs off traditional music by presenting it in a new light, with a mixture of first class ‘kick-ass’ playing, sensational singing, dynamic dancing and infectious humour, that packaged it and sent it into the modern world – without ever losing respect for the musical roots.” This homely approach, with great stage banter, ensured not only an entertaining night but also that never before has ‘trad’ been so enjoyable.
The Belfast Telegraph, UK
“Cherish the Ladies is one of the foremost Irish traditional music groups in the world.”
Billy Altman, The New York Daily News”

Cherish the Ladies are a much-loved, Grammy nominated, Irish-American super group formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene. They have since toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics, and recorded 15 outstanding albums. With a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, the group takes the best of Irish traditional culture and puts on an immensely entertaining show.
Under the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible All-Ireland Champion Joanie Madden on flutes, whistles, and vocals, the group features Mirella Murray on accordion, Grainne Murphy on fiddle, Kathleen Boyle on piano, Mary Coogan on guitar, with Special guest Heidi Talbot on lead vocals and bodhran. Rounding out the ensemble is the dynamic dancing of 4 time World Champion Stepdancer, Declan McHale.

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