Cherish the Ladies play the Lied on Feb. 18

Cherish the Ladies
Cherish the Ladies

Traditional Irish music will venture from the rolling hills to the Great Plains when internationally acclaimed Celtic group Cherish the Ladies makes its debut at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18.

Cherish the Ladies redefined the standard for Irish-American music after its very first performance. The group began as a performance concept and grew into an international Irish traditional music sensation, featuring five virtuosic female musicians along with stunning step dancing. Cherish the Ladies has since gained thousands of fans worldwide in both critics and music lovers.

Cherish the Ladies has been named Best Musical Group of the Year by the BBC, Top North American Celtic Group at the Irish Music Awards, and Entertainment Group of the Year by the Irish Voice Newspaper. They were also chosen as the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's International Group of the Year at the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and voted Top North American Celtic act by NPR's Celtic music show, "Thistle and Shamrock."

With its spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and incredible step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all facets of Irish traditional culture into an immensely entertaining package. Tickets are $36, $32 and $28, and may be purchased online at, by calling 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center.

Melodee Landis, Lincoln musician and actress, will give a pre-performance talk at 6:30 p.m. in the Lied's Steinhart Room.

— Matthew Boring, Lied Center for Performing Arts