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"One of the foremost Irish traditional music groups in the world."


“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says the Boston Globe speaking of Cherish the Ladies, the long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group that formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene and has since toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics, recorded 17 outstanding albums including a live recording, “An Irish Homecoming,” which was simultaneously videotaped for a Public Television Special that aired across America and won an Emmy.

Under the leadership of All-Ireland flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, named by The Irish Voice Newspaper as one of the Top 25 most influential Irish Americans of the past quarter century, these ladies create an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. Their continued success as one of the top Celtic groups in the world is due to the ensembles ability to take the best of Irish traditional music and dance and put it forth in an immensely entertaining show.

The New York Times calls their music “passionate, tender, and rambunctious,” and the Washington Post praises their “astonishing array of virtuosity.” They’ve won recognition as the BBC’s Best Musical Group of the Year and were named Top North American Celtic Group at the Irish Music Awards and not to mention having a street named after them in the Bronx! 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 250 nights of symphony orchestras.


Symphony show

The ladies have taken the symphony world by storm and have performed with National and regional orchestras across the United States, with many return engagements.

Celtic christmas tour

A Christmas show to remember! Every year, the ladies perform at venues across the country throughout the month of December.

Bus Tour of Ireland

Joanie Madden's Musical Bus Tour of Ireland... visiting Counties Meath, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Clare and the Aran Islands with fantastic scenery, 4 star hotels and nightly music!

Other USA Events

Cherish The Ladies have performed at events in cities across the USA. Check the Tour Dates page for updates on when Tours will resume in late 2020 or early 2021.

Folk n' Irish Cruise

In September 2021 The Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship will sail the Mediterranean with Cherish The Ladies, and over 90 Irish performing artists. A truly epic event.

other Ireland & UK Events

Cherish The Ladies has performed at events across the globe, many in Ireland and the UK. Check out the Tour Date History page.

What Critics are saying

“Cherish the Ladies is one of the foremost Irish traditional music groups in the world.”
The New York Daily News
“Cherish the Ladies has been a leading group in the Irish traditional world…it is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do.”
The Boston Globe