The Irish super-group Cherish the Ladies will perform in concert on Friday, August 3, 7:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Church Hall, 400 Merwin Avenue, Milford, sponsored by the P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann chapter. The concert is also a fundraiser for the P.V. O’Donnell chapter with proceeds going toward scholarships for young people interested in learning Irish traditional music and participating in national and international competition. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased online at https://pvodonnellcce.brownpapertickets.com.
Every time Cherish the Ladies takes the stage, they set the world on fire, one reviewer commented. Under the leadership of All-Ireland flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, Cherish the Ladies creates an evening that presents the best of Irish traditional music and rapid-fire step dancing, resulting in a high-energy and immensely entertaining show. The all-female group, formed in the early ‘90s by folklorist/musician Mick Moloney, is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after Irish-American groups in Celtic music. They have played the White House and the Olympics, presented concerts world-wide, been featured soloists in over 250 nights of symphony orchestra concerts, and have recorded 17 acclaimed albums as a group.
The P.V. O’Donnell branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the unique cultural traditions of Irish people alive. Comhaltas was founded in 1951 and now has 415 banches worldwide, with over over two million people attending Comhaltas functions each year.
For additional information, contact Louise Whelan at 203-876-9973.