Legendary singing sensation, Maura O’Connell joins the internationally acclaimed ensemble, Cherish The Ladies for an evening of music in The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton this Sunday, September 23.
Led by the irrepressible and award winning flute and whistle player, Joanie Madden, this promises to be a spectacular and very special night of entertainment of Irish traditional music, song and dance.
The past years have seen the group touring all over North and South America, the United Kingdom and Europe, China, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. During their travels, they have attained numerous awards and achievements including; named Best Musical Group of the Year by the BBC, Top North American Celtic Group at the Irish Music Awards, Entertainment Group of the Year by the Irish Voice Newspaper, chosen the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s International Group of the Year at the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and voted Top North American Celtic act by NPR Radio “Thistle and Shamrock” programme. In 2010, the ladies were immortalized as they were bestowed a street naming, “Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies” became a permanent street sign on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, New York.
Maura O’Connell hails from Ennis in County Clare and began her professional musical journey during a six-week tour of America in 1980, as vocalist for the traditionally based Celtic group DeDanann.
She has been summoned to sing with, among others, Van Morrison, James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, The Chieftains and Roseanne Cash.
She has recorded numerous solo albums, but two have garnished Grammy nominations including her 2010 solo endeavor ‘Naked with Friends’.
Early booking is advised, contact the Glens on 071 08 55833 or online at www.theglenscentre.com