Irish Music Ensemble Performs March 11

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“Cherish the Ladies” performs at the Barre Opera House on Saturday, March 11.

BARRE – The Barre Opera House will present “Cherish the Ladies” on Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.

For over 38 years, “Cherish the Ladies” has won the hearts of audiences worldwide with their rousing blend of traditional music, captivating vocals, and propulsive step dancing. This Grammy-nominated Irish American supergroup formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene. Since their inception, they have toured the world performing thousands of concerts from the White House to the Olympics, recorded 18 critically acclaimed albums and an Emmy award winning PBS television program, “An Irish Homecoming.”

Under the leadership of Joanie Madden, the 2021 National Heritage Fellowship Award winner and All-Ireland flute and whistle champion, these women create an incredible moving experience brimming with sheer talent and exuberant entertainment. Their group includes All-Ireland champions Mirella Murray (accordion) and Nollaig Casey (fiddle) along with the finger-work of Mary Coogan (guitar), the vocals of County Clare songstress Kate Purcell (lead vocals, guitar) and the County Galway native, Catherine McHugh on piano. World champion Irish step-dancers will add their footwork to the performances.

Madden and her band have amassed a long list of awards at home and in Ireland, including being forever immortalized with a street named in their honor on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, N.Y.

Order tickets online at barreoperahouse.org or call the Barre Opera House at 802-476-8188. The Opera House is handicapped accessible and equipped for the hearing impaired. Currently, masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination status are not required.

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