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February 14, 2002

Irish music with a Celtic flair plays at CSUS

Photo of Cherish the LadiesCherish the Ladies - an Irish-American, New York-based, all-female sextet named after a traditional Irish jig - brings its Celtic rhythms to California State University, Sacramento at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21. The concert is the University Union Ballroom.

For the past 14 years, Cherish the Ladies has traveled throughout North and South America and Europe performing at international festivals. Recently named Entertainment Group of the Year by the Irish Voice Newspaper, the band also received the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's International Group of the Year Award.

The band is a unique blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, amazing vocals and humor combined with all facets of Irish culture. Their live shows feature traditional Irish step dancing.

Cherish the Ladies has shared the stage with a variety of pop stars and dozens of symphony orchestras. Their collaboration with the Boston Pops, a CD entitled "The Celtic Album," led to a 1999 Grammy nomination.

The band's latest release, "The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone," features guest appearances by Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger as well as members of The Chieftains, Hothouse Flowers and Van Morrison's band.

Tickets for the concert are $15 general and $10 for CSUS students. Tickets are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323. Additional media assistance is available at CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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