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Joanie Madden, Mirella Murray and Gabriel Donohue Concert
September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT $25.00
The PV O’Donnell branch of Comhaltas is proud to present Joannie Madden and Mirella Murray of Cherish the Ladies in concert on Sunday, September 19 at 7:00 pm at the Irish American Community Center, 9 Venice Pl, East Haven, CT 06512
The Ladies will be joined by singer songwriter Gabriel Donohue.
Since its inception in 1985, JOANIE MADDEN has been the leader and driving force behind the all-female Irish music and dance troupe, Cherish the Ladies. As the group enters it’s 34th year, her devoted, tireless leadership of Cherish the Ladies has been crucial to that ensemble’s growing global appeal. As the first full time all-female ensemble, she continues to break down barriers as she leads the group around the world to perform in the finest venues while representing the strong roots and pride as Irish-American ambassadors of Celtic music.
MIRELLA MURRAY grew up in Claddaghduff, near Clifden, on the north west coast of Connemara. Her father John Joe, a notable sean nós dancer, comes from Inishark Island and has a deep understanding of, and love for, traditional music. Mirella learnt the piano accordion from Mary Finn, herself a great player from the musical Finn family of Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
Irish born Multi Instrumentalist, Singer Songwriter GABRIEL DONOHUE is based in Philadelphia. He performs mostly on guitar and piano but also plays many more instruments from bouzouki/mandolin to irish and exotic percussion. Gabriel performs throughout the USA, solo and along with a cadre of top flight musicians. He toured for three years with the Grammy Award winning Chieftains. He has recorded with the Boston Pops, Eileen Ivers, Joanie Madden, James Keane, Sean Quinn, Brian Conway, John Whelan, Karen Mal, Aoife Clancy, Liam Clancy, to name a few. He enjoys working with new talent and often gets involved with projects with emerging artists. He also teaches songwriting in a classroom setting and records the finished songs in house, so that the students get to see the process from conception to the completion.