Cherish the Ladies bring Christmas cheer to Fairfield, CT

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Tuesday December 17, 2013

From Irish Central

Cherish the Ladies bring Christmas cheer to Fairfield, CT
By Paul Keating

With the proliferation of Christmas shows among the major trad artists touring in December over the years it was bound to happen at some point, but in the years that I have been monitoring it I hadn’t seen it occur once.

But in Fairfield, Connecticut last weekend the convergence of Cherish the Ladies on Saturday night and Danu on Sunday afternoon was a random coincidence that provided a doubleheader of Irish talent too good to miss, and solid example of why traditional Irish music is fitting fare for the finest of performance spaces wherever they may be.

While it may have appeared as a scheduling conflict to be avoided for commercial reasons, it provided great seasonal entertainment for approximately 1,000 people over the two days and gave people some options in these busy days leading up to the holidays.

It is important to note at the outset that both Sacred Heart University and its Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, and Fairfield University with its Quick Center for the Arts, provide quality venues with easy accessibility for all kinds of shows and are wonderful examples of the importance of the arts to a thriving university community.

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