If you are in the Boston
area, mark your calendar for Sunday, October 13, 2002! Our Featured Artists
of the Month will be performing at 7 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center.
See the WorldOnStage.com
website for details.
For those who want to spend a week in January basking
in the Caribbean sunshine as well as listening to Irish music, including that
of Cherish the Ladies, here's a special highlight: An Irish Festival
Cruise from January 12th to 19th. See below for more details.
the Ladies is one of the foremost Irish traditional music groups
in the world. The six women who form the Celtic band deliver a thoroughly engaging
performance brimming with spirit, precision, wit and soul. Their pure love of
the music jumps off the stage and into the hearts of the audience.
extraordinary group has shared a stage with the best in the world including Emmy
Lou Harris, James Taylor, Joan Baez, Kathy Mattea, the Clancy Brothers, and were
chosen to pay tribute to Bob Dylan at Madison in 1992. The group leader, Joanie
Madden has performed on over a hundred albums, including three Grammy-winning
records running the gamut from Pete Seeger to Sinead O'Connor.
bio page at Cherish the Ladies.com:
Madden (flute, whistles & harmony vocals)
Mary Coogan (guitar,
Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistles & concertina)
See a review of Mary Rafferty's CD by clicking here.
Talbot (lead vocals)
Donna Long (piano, fiddle & harmony vocals)
Marie Reilly (fiddle, whistles) See the Celtic Cafe feature on Marie
and brother Martin by clicking here.
the past fourteen years, the name of a time-honored Irish traditional jig has
become equally well known as the name for one of the most engaging ensembles in
Irish music; Cherish the Ladies. They have grown from a one-time
concert concept to an Irish traditional music sensation, literally the most successful
and sought-after Irish-American group in Celtic music history. Organized by folklorist/musician
Mick Moloney and sponsored by the Ethnic Folk Arts Center and the National Endowment
for the Arts, they began as a concert series featuring the brightest lights in
Irish traditional music. Though initially the group won recognition as the first
and only all-women traditional Irish band, they soon established themselves as
musicians and performers without peer and have won many thousands of listeners
and fans of their music. With their unique spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental
talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing,
this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and
puts it forth in an immensely humorous and entertaining package. The past years
have seen the group traveling all over North and South America, the United Kingdom
and Europe performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals.
They have been named Entertainment Group of the Year by the Irish Voice Newspaper
and received the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's International Group of the Year
Award at the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland. They have shared the stage
with such noted entertainers as James Taylor, Joan Baez, Emmy Lou Harris, The
Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, The Chieftains and dozens of symphony orchestras.
The "Celtic Album", their collaboration with the Boston Pops Symphony
led to a 1999 Grammy nomination. They have recorded seven highly acclaimed albums
and have appeared on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Evening at Pops,
C-Span, PBS and National Public Radio in the United States and on BBC and RTE
radio and television overseas. At the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, they were chosen
to represent Irish music and culture at the Official Cultural Olympiad. Their
rising star continues to blaze forward with their latest album, "The Girls
Won't Leave The Boys Alone", their third major label release on BMG.
THE CARIBBEAN WITH CHERISH THE LADIES!
The 12th Annual Irish Festival
Cruise will be from January 12 to 19th, 2003. From the IrishTours.com
Join us as we mingle Celtic and Caribbean flavors on a tropical hooley.
Whether you are sipping a Piña Colada, a Jameson or a Guinness, you'll
enjoy the revelries of our upcoming Irish Festival Cruise. You can learn a jig,
a reel or a hornpipe; or the cha-cha or rumba as we sail the serene Caribbean
Sea. Take your pick of a midnight buffet or a late night sing-along. Challenge
a friend to a game of shuffleboard or learn how to play the tin whistle.
shopping, snorkeling or touring as we call on the tropical ports of San Juan,
St. John and St. Thomas, Catalina Island and Casa de Campo and Nassau while unpacking
just once. Brush up on some Italian phrases or tackle some conversational Gaelic.
While you will certainly enjoy all the activities of a cruise, this sailing offers
you the Irish music you love so well. Delight in over 40 hours of Irish entertainment
throughout the week. In addition to evening concerts, take in Irish theatre, learn
the harmonica, bodhran or some Celtic mythology.
Entertainers include: Frank
McCourt, The Black Family (Shay, Mary, Michael, Martin and Frances), Paddy Reilly,
Cherish the Ladies, Senator David Norris, The Dublin City Ramblers, Tom Sweeney,
Derek McCormack, Liam Tiernan, George Casey, John Gleeson, The John Morrison Band,
World Champion Irish Dancers Eileen Golden, Donny Golden, Rosemarie Timoney and
The full touring schedule for Cherish can be found on their itinerary
page by clicking here.
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