Cherish the Ladies, Shandrum Ceili Band and Lau - Temple Bar Tradfest
Cherish the Ladies, Shandrum Ceili Band and Lau
Saturday, 25th JANUARY I 8:30PM
CHERISH THE LADIES
This Grammy-nominated Irish-American super-group are one of the finest ensembles in Irish music on the planet!
Led by the ebullient, All-Ireland flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, the band also features fellow New York native, Mary Coogan on Guitar, All-Ireland Accordion Champion Mirella Murray from Connemara, Glasgow-born Kathleen Boyle on piano and West Cork’s legendary fiddler, Nollaig Casey.
The troupe will round out with County Clare songstress Kate Purcell on lead vocals and guitar along with incredible step dancing by 5 times World Champion David Geaney and the multi-talented dynamo Seamus O'Flatharta on vocals, harp and step-dance.
Together they promise a magical night of entertainment with their vivacious blend of music, song, dance and craic which will make for an unforgettable live experience as they celebrate the amazing milestone of 35 years on the road.
THE SHANDRUM CÉILÍ BAND
Formed in 2014, The Shandrum Céilí Band became one of only a handful of céilí bands in the long history of the coveted Senior Ceilí Band Competition to achieve the elusive “3-in-a-row”. Combining exquisite musicianship with irrepressible spirit, they conjure a celebration with the first note.
Brilliant musicians, powerful performers, free-thinking visionaries and all-round good chaps as well, this performance sees Lau – traditional music’s most celebrated innovators, strip away their banks of electronics, loops and wild effects for a fully acoustic show. This is a thrilling live band that defy definition.