Irish Music, Song and Dance

“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

“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

For 39 years and counting, Cherish the Ladies, one of the planet's most heralded Irish music ensembles, has won the hearts of audiences worldwide with their rousing blend of traditional Irish music, captivating vocals, and propulsive step dancing. While speaking of this Grammy-nominated Irish American super group that formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene, The Boston Globe quoted, “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do”.

Since their inception, they have toured the world performing thousands of concerts from top performing arts centers to the White House and the Olympics, recorded 18 critically acclaimed albums, performed over 300 nights with leading symphony orchestras and filmed an Emmy award winning PBS television program, “An Irish Homecoming”.

Under the leadership of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Award winner, the irrepressible champion flute and whistle player Joanie Madden, Cherish the Ladies never fail to enrapture audiences with their soul-stirring music and song, mesmerizing step dancing and dynamic presence. With their unmistakable sound and unparalleled artistry, Cherish the Ladies continues to leave a lasting impression on all who have the pleasure of experiencing their captivating performances.

Cherish The Ladies Tour Dates

Here are our latest tour dates. For an overview of all our tour dates click here.

Jul 14
Jul 14
Eden Court
Inverness, Scotland
Jul 27
Jul 27
Belfast Trad Fest – Mandela Hall
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Jul 29
Jul 29
Scoil Acla Summer School Opening Concert
Achill Island, County Mayo
Aug 4
Aug 4
The O’Carolan Harp Festival
Keadue, County Roscommon, Ireland
Aug 8
Aug 8
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann
Wexford Town, County Wexford
Aug 17
Aug 17
Festival Interceltique Lorient
Lorient, Brittany, France
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