JOANIE MADDEN, MARY COOGAN & BRUCE FOLEY – SOLD OUT!
SOLD OUT! Tickets for the June 13, 4 PM concert with Madden, Coogan and Foley are on sale now and includes a $1.00 restoration fund fee. Please call reservations into 401-725-9272 and then send a check in advance, payable to: Blackstone River Theatre. Put June 13 in the memo line.
Fans of Celtic music who have attended shows at Blackstone River Theatre will be very familiar with the names of both Joanie Madden and Mary Coogan following their countless sold-out shows sharing the stage along with their group, Cherish the Ladies. Joanie Madden is an All-Ireland champion flute and whistle player, a consummate musician and entertainer and one of the most revered figures in Irish music today. Joanie is the top-selling whistle player in history and has amassed a plethora of awards and citations to her credit including The Ellis Island Medal of Freedom Award and the esteemed USA Artist Fellowship Grant, naming her as one of the most innovative and influential artists in America. The Irish Voice Newspaper named Joanie Madden one of the top 25 Irish Americans for the past quarter century for her contributions to Irish America. Like Joanie, Mary Coogan is a founding member of Cherish the Ladies and has been playing the guitar, banjo and mandolin for enthusiastic audiences around the world for over 36 years. An outstanding teacher and musician, she is always in high demand for her sensitive accompaniment when she's not performing with Cherish the Ladies. Making his Blackstone River Theatre debut is Bruce Foley who has been performing for over 30 years in the Irish and American folk scene. A gifted guitarist and uilleann piper, Bruce is also graced with a beautiful voice and a large repertoire of songs. He has shared the stage with such notables as Andy M Stewart, Tommy Sands, and Cherish the Ladies. While on lockdown due to Covid-19, Joanie, Mary and Bruce joined forces delighting audiences throughout the pandemic with their unique blend of tunes and ballads along with an always fun and entertaining approach! Joanie says "We are absolutely thrilled to be performing a real live concert at one of our favorite venues, Blackstone River Theatre!" And BRT can't be more excited to FINALLY offer a live concert after 15 months being closed with such amazing players and great friends!
Blackstone River Theatre makes sure that all performers and instructors have been vaccinated, per state guidance. By doing that, the State of Rhode Island says there are no spacing regulations and that masks are not required to be worn either inside or outside. This will be an INSIDE show. IF YOU ARE vaccinated, a mask is not required. If you are not vaccinated, you must wear a mask and keep three feet of distance from others. By entering the building you are acknowledging that you understand this guidance.