Cherish the Ladies are an Irish American Traditional music group based in New York. The group is composed
of band leader Joanie Madden (flute, whistle & vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, and banjo), Mirella Murray (piano,
accordion), Grainne Murphy (Fiddle), and Kathleen Boyle (piano). Taking their name from a traditional Irish jig, the group
initially began in 1985 with a series of concerts celebrating the rise of female musicians in once a male dominated scene.
The troupe initially won recognition as the first all-women traditional music and dance ensemble, but they soon established
themselves as musicians and performers without peer and have since won many thousands of fans for their music putting out
multiple albums and touring around the world. Their music has been featured on television and in the movies. The
ladies lend us their “Deck The Halls’ Medley from their latest Christmas cd, ‘Star in the East.”