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Friday July 20, 2018

From The Irish Echo

Madden to receive 2018 O’Neill award

Musician Joanie Madden has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award.

The IAW&A said in a statement: “Consummate musician—performer, composer, recording artist and educator—Joanie Madden is a champion of traditional Irish music. Bronx-born to Irish parents and immersed in trad Irish music early in life, Madden excelled on the concert flute and tin whistle.

“As a driving force behind Cherish the Ladies, an all-female Irish music and dance troupe, she has performed on Grammy Award-winning albums and in acclaimed documentaries. Madden also produced the PBS/American Public Television special, ‘Cherish the Ladies: An Irish Homecoming.’ Recipient of numerous awards, including the distinguished Ellis Island Medal of Honor for exemplary service to the United States, Madden will now add IAW&A’s Eugene O’Neill Award to her honors.

“I’m thrilled to be chosen to receive the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award,” Madden said. “I’m humbled to receive this award from an illustrious group that I admire so much.”

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