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American-Irish trad group returns Westport

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RIVETING Cherish The Ladies’ live shows have earned the band a huge following.

Dancers Nathan Pilatzke and BGT star David Geaney in tow

Grammy-nominated Irish-Amercian group Cherish The Ladies are returning to Westport on Friday, September 21, with their new live trad show Heart of the Home.
This dynamic 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.
During their 30-year-plus career, Cherish The Ladies have performed thousands of concerts and have collaborated with such notable musicians as The Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, Vince Gill, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Don Henley, Arlo Guthrie and Maura O’Connell. They are in constant demand as their reputation among and admiration from fans and critics alike continues to grow.
The band has toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics and recorded 17 critically acclaimed albums, including their latest release, ‘Heart of the Home’.
Reviewing one of their live shows, the Boston Globe said that it ‘is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do’. And Heart of the Home is no different.
A riveting live show, it includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing guaranteed to have everyone  singing, clapping and tapping their feet as they are regaled with heart-warming and hilarious stories from leader and front woman Joanie Madden, an all-Ireland flute and whistle champion. The irrepressible Madden was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Irish Americans of the past quarter century by The Irish Voice Newspaper.
She and the other band members, Mirella Murray, Mary Coogan and Kathleen Boyle, will be joined by special guests Nollag Casey and Kate Purcell, as well as world-renowned dancers Nathan Pilatzke and Britain’s Got Talent star David Geaney, fresh from a tour of Broadway.
This is an electrifying fusion of music, song and dance not to be missed, and with the phenomenal Joanie leading the charge, audiences are promised plenty of stories with comedic quips along the way.

Tickets available on www.westporttheatre.com or 098 28459.