Luck of the Irish comes to The Beav’ |

Luck of the Irish comes to The Beav’

Special to the DailyCherish the Ladies clockwise from left: Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo and mandolin), Joanie Madden (flute, whistles and harmony vocals), Mirella Murray (accordion) and Heidi Talbot (lead vocals and bodhran).

BEAVER CREEK – If it’s a man’s world, Irish-American group Cherish the Ladies know nothing of it.The all-female Celtic group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture into one entertaining show. Instrumentals coupled with soaring vocals and step dancing await fans in Beaver Creek Saturday at 4:30 p.m. for a free concert. Taking their name from the name of a traditional Irish jig, Cherish the Ladies initially won recognition as the first and only all-women traditional Irish band. In a relatively short time, they soon established themselves as musicians and performers without peer and have won many thousands of listeners and fans of their music.

The past years have seen the group traveling all over North and South America, the United Kingdom and Europe, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. They are equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts center, a folk festival or even the White House.They have been named “Best Musical Group of the Year” by the BBC, “Entertainment Group of the Year” by the Irish Voice Newspaper, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s “International Group of the Year Award” at the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and voted the “Top North American Celtic Act” by NPR Radio’s “Thistle and Shamrock.”

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 10 highly acclaimed albums. They recently signed a recording contract with Rounder Records and this past December, their most recent album “On Christmas Night” was released to rave reviews and 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.

They are releasing their second Rounder Records release, “Woman of the House,” in fall 2005. Cherish the Ladies also incorporates regional, national and world champion step dancers who join them in every performance. Vail, Colorado

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