Cherish the Ladies
Traditional Irish music for the holidays!
When describing Cherish the Ladies, the critics say it best."It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn't enjoy what they do," says the Boston Globe, "An astonishing array of virtuosity," raves the Washington Post. For the past twenty five years, the members of Cherish the Ladies have proven themselves worthy to live up to these accolades and in doing so have become one of the most engaging ensembles in the history of Irish music. Taking their name from a traditional Irish jig, the group initially began in New York in 1985 with a series of concerts celebrating the rise of female musicians in a once male-dominated scene. Under the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible Joanie Madden on flutes and whistles, they have grown from a one-time concert concept to an Irish traditional music sensation and are the most successful and sought after Irish-American group in Celtic music. They come to The Ark with their much-loved Celtic program for the holidays!