Irish music and song, Tuesday, June 15
Fans of Celtic music will be very familiar with the names of both Joanie Madden and Mary Coogan following their countless, sold-out concerts with their group, Cherish the Ladies. We are pleased to announce that Joanie Madden, Mary Coogan, and Bruce Foley are bringing Irish music and song to Block Island on Tuesday, June 15 from 4:30 to 6:3o p.m. at the Yellow Kittens. The performance is sponsored by island friends and the Yellow Kittens has graciously agreed to host this event - so, the tickets for this performance are free. We ask that you reserve your ticket ahead of time via Eventbrite. www.eventbrite.com/e/158507497191. Please know that tickets are limited.
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. Madden 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 named Madden one of the top 25 Irish Americans for the past quarter century for her contributions to Irish America.
Like Madden, 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 in high demand for her sensitive accompaniment when she’s not performing with Cherish the Ladies.
Bruce Foley 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. While on lockdown due to Covid-19, Joanie, Mary, and Bruce joined forces, delighting audiences throughout the pandemic with their engaging blend of tunes and ballads along with an always-fun and lighthearted approach.