Cherish the Ladies Bring Irish Folk Music to Great Bend Community Concert

Cherish the Ladies, internationally acclaimed Irish folk music singers, will perform for members of the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 24 at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

GREAT BEND – Cherish the Ladies will bring their Irish folk music to the Golden Belt Community Concert Association on Monday, October 24. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

This group is an all-female ensemble based in New York City with flute/pennywhistle, guitar, keyboard and accordion. Joanie Madden, Irish flute and whistle champion, leads the group. Formed in 1985, Cherish the Ladies have performed around the world, including at the White House and the Olympics. Cherish the Ladies has released a total of 18 critically acclaimed albums.

Cherish the Ladies’ performance of “An Irish Homecoming” was taped and broadcast on PBS in 2013, winning an Emmy. In June 2021, the National Endowment for the Arts honored Madden as one of six recipients of the National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor for traditional and folk artists.

Cherish the Ladies delivers a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talent, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing – all as Madden leads the show with humor and personality.

This GBCCA event is open to members of the association. No single concert tickets are available. Anyone who is not a member and wishes to purchase a season pass can do so at this concert. Because the concert association encourages music education in schools, full-time students of all ages will be admitted to the concert with a $5 donation at the door.

Season passes are $50 per adult; $10 for any student registered full-time; $110 for a family membership (two adults and all dependent children living in the same household); and $110 for a grandparent package (two adults and up to four minor grandchildren).

For more information on GBCCA and to see video previews of the new season’s concerts, visit the website,, or call 620-793-2748.

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