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.

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