Awards and Honors:
Cherish The Ladies in Concert:
Current Band Members:
Joanie Madden - Flute, Tin Whistle. Bronx-born founding member Joanie Madden, a first-generation Irish-American from a musical family (her mother was a traditional dancer and her father was a All-Ireland Champion accordion player), was the first American to ever win the Senior All-Ireland Championship on the tin whistle, an honor she secured in 1984. Since then, she's amassed a huge number of various awards and honors, including an Irish-American Musicians' Hall of Fame membership and an Ellis Island Medal of Honor. She's also appeared on over 100 recordings.
Mary Coogan - Guitar, banjo, mandolin. New York-born Coogan is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who also holds a Master's Degree in Education. She has recorded a number of albums, including a duet album with her Irish-born accordion-playing father, Jim Coogan.
Mirella Murray - Accordion. Hailing from a musical family in Connemara, Murray holds a number of championship titles as a piano accordion player, and, due to both her extensive travels and studies as well as her keen memory and excellent playing, is known as a repository of wonderful old Irish tunes.
Grainne Murphy - Fiddle. Boston-born Grainne (pronounced "grawn-ya")Murphy comes from yet another musical family, and studied under legendary fiddler Seamus Connolly. She took All-Ireland honors at the age of 15 and, after a brief diversion for college, law school, and a few years of legal practice, decided (to the benefit of Irish music fans everywhere) to become a full-time musician after all.
Kathleen Boyle - Piano. A Glaswegian from a Donegal family, Boyle holds both All-Scotland and All-Britain honors on both the piano and the accordion, and a degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance. She tours relentlessly, and when not on the road (or in the air), teaches music.