Grammy-nominated Irish-American supergroup Cherish The Ladies, was formed by Joanie Madden in New York in 1985 to celebrate the rise of women in a male-dominated Irish music scene. With captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, they have since toured the world, released fifteen outstanding albums, and played in the White House and the opening of the LA Olympics.
They have performed thousands of concerts and have collaborated with such notable musicians as The Boston Pops, The Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, Vince Gill, Nanci Griffith and Maura O'Connell, and released "An Irish Homecoming" - a live recording of their Emmy-winning public television special that aired across America and Ireland.
Under the superb leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, these ladies including Nollaig Casey (fiddle), Mirella Murray (accordian), Mary Coogan (guitar), Kathleen Boyle (piano), Kate Purcell (vocals) and the CTL dancers led by Nathan Pilatzke, 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 ensemble's ability to take the best of Irish traditional music and dance and put it forth in an immensely entertaining package.