Cherish the Ladies will be performing at Faith Assembly Auditorium (1800 Road 72, Pasco, WA), on October 4, 2016, at 7:30pm.
Under the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, these ladies create an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. Their continued success as one of the top Celtic groups in the world is due to the ensembles ability to take the best of Irish traditional music and dance and put it forth in an immensely entertaining show.
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 and named Top North American Celtic Group by both the Irish Music Awards and NPR’s Thistle and Shamrock – not to mention having a street named after them in the Bronx! They’ve collaborated with such notable 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 250 nights of symphony orchestras.
They are in constant demand worldwide as their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow. Their name may come from a traditional Irish jig but after thirty years, they’ve proven that the jig is still not up as the ladies blaze forward into another decade of music making!
Read more about Cherish the Ladies on their website: http://cherishtheladies.com/
What the Press is saying about Cherish the Ladies:
“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
“Astonishing array of virtuosity.” – The Washington Post
“Cherish the Ladies is one of the foremost Irish traditional music groups in the world.” – Billy Altman, The New York Daily News”
“… What made this ensemble even more fascinating was the fact that they are America’s first all-female group in was has always been a male dominated field…Among the highlights: bubbling good humor, infectious enthusiasm and the exuberant step dancing.” – Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times