Cherish the Ladies Christmas in Ireland Livestream Event
Don’t miss this spectacular live show from Ireland that the entire family will surely enjoy! Blackstone River Theatre is proud to be the Rhode Island and Massachusetts sponsor for this livestream holiday concert with our dear friends, Cherish the Ladies! You can watch it in the comfort of your own home with the added flexibility of a 48-hour window to suit your own schedule. 25% of ticket cost supports Blackstone River Theatre! Purchase your Blackstone River Theatre tickets at: https://boxoffice.mandolin.com/collections/cherish-the-ladies-christmas-in-ireland?oid=11&affid=99
Cherish the Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide and 2020 celebrates the incredible milestone of their 35th anniversary! During that time, they have become one of the most engaging and successful ensembles in the history of Irish music. Due to the Coronavirus, the Ladies were unable to tour their highly-anticipated Celtic Christmas show in America. With so many requests from fans around the globe requesting the Christmas program, bandleader Joanie Madden assembled the entire group together in County Clare in Ireland in Spanish Point, located alongside the rugged wild Atlantic coastline, to record a special socially-distanced Christmas program featuring a 12-piece ensemble of incredibly talented musicians, singers and dancers. In this special "Christmas in Ireland Live" program, the Ladies put their signature mark on classics such as “Angels we Have Heard on High,” “Joy to the World,” “Hark the Herald Angel Sing,” “Mrs. Fogarty’s Christmas Cake,” and “Silent Night” in arrangements that highlight the group’s unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies and spectacular step dancing.
The show streaming to you in high definition will feature the outstanding musicianship of Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, harmony vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar), Mirella Murray (accordion), Kathleen Boyle (piano, harmony vocals), Nollaig Casey (fiddle), The Waterboys and Lunása’s Trevor Hutchinson (Upright Bass), Riverdance’s Jimmy Higgins (percussion) and also featured are the gorgeous vocals of Kate Purcell, Don Stiffe, Bruce Foley and Seámus O’Flatharta (harp, vocals, step dancing). Five-time World Champion step dancer David Geaney rounds out the troupe.