Cherish the Ladies in the Watergate

    “IT IS simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says the Boston Globe speaking of Cherish the Ladies.

    This long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group was formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene.

    For over three decades, these women have toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics and recorded 17 critically acclaimed albums including their latest release, Heart of the Home.

    This is a riveting live show that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing guaranteed to have the audience singing, clapping and tapping their feet. The audience is regaled with heart-warming and hilarious stories from leader and front woman Joanie Madden, an All-Ireland flute and whistle champion named by The Irish Voice Newspaper as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Irish Americans of the past quarter century.

    The New York Times calls their music passionate, tender, and rambunctious, and the Washington Post praises their “astonishing array of virtuosity.”

    They’ve collaborated with such musicians as The Boston Pops, The Clancy Brothers, the Chieftains, Vince Gill, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Don Henley, Arlo Guthrie and Maura O’Connell as well as being the featured soloist with over 280 nights of symphony orchestras.   

    Taking to the Watergate Theatre stage on September 16 Joanie Madden (flute, whistles), Mary Coogan (guitar), Mirella Murray (accordion), Kathleen Boyle (piano), Nollaig Casey (fiddle), Don Stiffe (vocals), Seamus O’Flatharta and Nathan Pilatzke (champion dancers).

    Tickets at or call 056-7761674.