Joanie Madden Chosen National Heritage Fellow

We’re so thrilled to share the incredible news that our fearless leader, Joanie Madden is a recipient of 2021’s National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award. We are beyond proud that she becomes only the 15th Irish artist since 1965 to receive this incredible award and only the second woman joining our incredible musical collaborator, Liz Carroll! The National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship is the United States govenment’s highest honor that our nation bestows upon its folk and traditional artists. Each year, nine individuals, “national living treasures” from across the nation, are chosen to receive this one-time-only Fellowship in recognition of lifetime achievement, artistic excellence and contributions to our nation’s cultural heritage.


Hi Folks… we were completely blindsided and have had the rug pulled out from under us with the worldwide explosion of the Corona Virus. Due to Covid 19, we have placed all our 2020 gigs on hold right now until it is deemed safe to get out and play again. Please follow us on our Facebook page where we can stay in touch as we are streaming occasional concerts and videos. We are so looking forward to getting back to the live stage. Please stay safe everyone!


We’re thrilled to be launching our new album, “Heart of the Home” in Ireland. We’re performing 14 concerts criss-crossing the county while sharing the stage with incredible guest artists! We hope to catch you in our travels! Click on the heading IRELAND TOUR for more information.

MARCH, 2018 – New Album “Heart of the Home”

We’re out on our annual February / March tour and very excited to announce the release of our brand new album, “Heart of the Home” coinciding with the tour. Recorded in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, the album incorporates 63 minutes and 14 tracks of traditional Irish music with special guests Nollaig Casey (fiddle), Donnchadgh Gough (bodhrán) and Trevor Hutchinson (bass). It also features stellar songs from guest singers Kate Purcell, Don Stiffe, Nathan Carter, The Ennis Sisters and Molly O’Riordan.

Welcome to our Site!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit our website! After an extremely busy past few months that saw us performing 74 shows in a few months traveling from Japan to Alaska and across the USA, we are taking the month of June off to spend time at home with our families and loved ones. Our break is fast coming to an end as we’ll be hitting the road in July with visits to the Catskills Irish Arts Week, The Cleveland Irish Festival and dates up in New England. August will see us heading for Ireland and the fall to China! Looking forward to meeting all of our fans soon and thanks for your continued support! Joanie Madden google9f1c856e1a0c7608.html