CFA to present 'Cherish the Ladies' Dec. 3

November 20, 2014
Cherish the Ladies

PLATTEVILLE, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Center for the Arts will present “Cherish the Ladies” on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall at 7 p.m. as part of the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series.

“Cherish the Ladies” is a long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American group that has toured the world and played at the White House and the Olympics. Their latest performance, “An Irish Homecoming,” was videotaped for an Emmy nominated public television special that is airing across America.

The group is led by Joanie Madden, an all-Ireland flute and whistle champion who was recently named by The Irish Voice newspaper as one of the Top 25 Irish Americans of the past quarter century.

The performance will include many facets of Irish traditional culture, including a blend of instrumental talents, vocals, arrangements and step dancing.

”Their music is sure to have you dancing in your seat,” said Michael Breitner, director of arts facilities and series at UW-Platteville. “And they’re a lot fun!”

According to the Boston Globe, “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do.”

According to the “Cherish the Ladies” band webpage, the group’s name comes from a traditional Irish jig. The band began performing in 1985 and was recognized as the first all-female traditional music and dance ensemble in a male-dominated scene.

Tickets for the event are $34 for general admission, $32 for seniors 62 and over, $17 for children under 18, and $26 for UW-Platteville students with current ID.

Tickets are available through the University Box Office, located in the lower level of Ullsvik Hall. Phone orders can be made by calling toll free at 877-727-1CFA. Tickets are also available through the Online Box Office at

The next performance of the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series is “The Guthrie Brothers: A Simon & Garfunkel Experience” on Saturday, Jan. 31.

For more information about the Performing Arts Series, go to

Written by: Connie Spyropoulos, College of Liberal Arts and Education, 608-342-6191,


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