FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 3, 2009) — The Shell Point Retirement Community’s seventh annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series of 2008-2009 presents the Irish based group, Cherish the Ladies, for a St. Patrick’s Day performance. On Tuesday, March 17, this group of entertainers will take the stage at the Village Church Auditorium located in the Island at Shell Point.
“The residents at Shell Point, as well as in the Southwest Florida community, are all from different backgrounds,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life at Shell Point. “Having a group here to perform some of the traditional Irish music and dance has drawn a lot of interest from those with an Irish background, and others who are just excited to see them perform.”
Taking their name from the name of a traditional Irish jig, the group initially won recognition as the first and only all-women traditional Irish band. In a relatively short time, they soon established themselves as musicians and performers and have won many thousands of listeners and fans of their music. With their unique spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and puts it forth in an immensely humorous and entertaining package.
Cherish the Ladies have appeared on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Evening at Pops, C-Span, PBS and National Public Radio in the United States and on BBC and RTE radio and television overseas. At the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, they were chosen to represent Irish music and culture at the Official Cultural Olympiad.
Tickets are currently on sale for $35 each. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about the 2008-2009 Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series, please call (239) 454-2067.
Shell Point Retirement Community is a continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry.