Cherish The Ladies
Cherish The Ladies
They are equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts center, a folk festival or even a command performance for the President at the White House. During their travels, they have attained numerous awards and achievements including; named Best Musical Group of the Year by the BBC, Top North American Celtic Group at the Irish Music Awards, Entertainment Group of the Year by the Irish Voice Newspaper, chosen the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's International Group of the Year at the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and voted Top North American Celtic act by NPR Radio "Thistle and Shamrock" program. In 2010, the ladies were immortalized as they were bestowed a street naming, "Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies" became a permanent street sign on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, New York. In 2013, they recorded a live DVD / CD; “An Irish Homecoming”, Live from Bucknell University featuring Cherish the Ladies, Irish singing sensation Maura O’Connell, seven dancers and a string section that has been featured as a nationwide special on American Public Television. They have shared the stage with such noted entertainers as James Taylor, Joan Baez, Emmy Lou Harris, The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, The Chieftains and dozens of symphony orchestras.
The "Celtic Album", their collaboration with the Boston Pops Symphony led to a 1999 Grammy nomination. The Ladies have recorded sixteen highly acclaimed albums which were all released to rave reviews including their Christmas Album which was chosen as one of the top Christmas Albums of the Year by The New York Times, Washington Post, The Village Voice and many other nationally syndicated Newspapers. Their recording “Woman of the House” was also in the Billboard top 10 World Music Charts. Cherish the Ladies have appeared on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Evening at Pops, C-Span, PBS and National Public Radio in the United States and on BBC and RTE radio and television overseas. At the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, they were chosen to represent Irish music and culture at the Official Cultural Olympiad. The girls continue to blaze forward and continue to enchant audiences worldwide. The current lineup, along with group leader Joanie Madden and founding member Mary Coogan from New York on guitar, consists of All-Ireland Champion Mirella Murray from Connemara in County Galway on accordion; fiddler Grainne Murphy from Boston; and piano player and harmony singer Kathleen Boyle from Glasgow, Scotland. DISCOGRAPHY 1985 Cherish the Ladies' Artists Shanachie 1992The Back Door Green Linnet 1993Out & AboutGreen Linnet 1996New Day Dawning Green Linnet 1998One and AllGreen Linnet 1998Threads of TimeRCA 1999The Celtic Album with the Boston Pops RCA 1999At Home RCA 2000Cherish the Ladies LiveBig Mammy 2001The Girls Won't Leave the Boys AloneSony BMG 2003Across the WavesBig Mammy 2004On Christmas NightRounder 2005Woman of the HouseRounder 2009A Star in the EastBig Mammy 2011Country Crossroads Big Mammy 2013An Irish HomecomingBig Mammy Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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