Credit: Alessandro Tosto
Friday, March 7, 2014
Cherish the Ladies
Taking their name from a traditional Irish jig, Cherish the Ladies initially won recognition as the first and only all-women traditional Irish band. In a relatively short time, they soon established themselves as musicians and performers without peer and have won many thousands of listeners and fans of their music. With their unique spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and puts it forth in an immensely humorous and entertaining package.
When describing Cherish the Ladies, the critics say it best – "It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn't enjoy what they do," The Boston Globe, "An astonishing array of virtuosity," The Washington Post, "Expands the annals of Irish music in America…the music is passionate, tender and rambunctious," The New York Times – and for the past 25 years, Cherish the Ladies have proven themselves worthy to live up to these accolades and in doing so have become one of the most engaging ensembles in the history of Irish music.
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