Cherish The Ladies Deliver a Celtic Christmas

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Friday December 02, 2011

From Lancaster New Era

Called on for a Celtic Christmas, Cherish the Ladies came through
By: Jon Ferguson

Concert promoters helped infuse the members of Cherish the Ladies with the Christmas spirit.

Joanie Madden, a whistle and flute player who founded the Celtic music band, remembers getting a call from a promoter about a dozen years ago.

He asked her if the band had a Christmas show.

“I said, ‘Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, we got a great Christmas show,’” Madden says during a telephone interview. “I hung up the phone and I called up the girls and said, ‘We got to get a Christmas show together.’”

Cherish the Ladies, which Friday will bring its Christmas show to York’s Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, has been spreading holiday cheer ever since.

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