Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. – Hering Auditorium
This long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group is celebrating 30 years performing and enjoys constant demand worldwide, as their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics increases. As women, in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene, they have celebrated their continued success as extraordinary musicians and performers. Back in Fairbanks, this time bringing their Celtic Christmas show to town. Hear the Ladies put their signature mark on classic carols such as “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “Silent Night,“ in arrangements that highlight the group’s unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular step dancing.
Under the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, these ladies create an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. Their 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 package.
“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do”, says the Boston Globe. The New York Times calls their music “passionate, tender, and rambunctious”, and the Washington Post praises their “astonishing array of virtuosity.”
Cherish the Ladies has been a leading group in the Irish traditional world for more than a decade… it is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do.
-The Boston Globe
The five women who form the Celtic band delivered a thoroughly engaging performance brimming with spirit, with and soul.
-The Washington Post
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Expands the annals of Irish music in America…the music is passioniate, tender, and rambunctious.
-The New York Times