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Helen Madden (nee Meade)

Helen Meade from Kilcoran, Miltown Malby is mother to 



Brendan Madden

Joanie Madden  (Cherish the Ladies)

Joe Madden

Patrick Madden

Bernadette Madden Kane

John Madden

Kevin Madden


Joanie Madden on flutes and whistes has with her colleagues grown from a one time concert concept to an Irish traditional music sensation - Cherish the Ladies.

Their unique blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing has created one of the most successful Irish American Celtic music groups.

They have toured all over North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, China, Australia and New Zealand.  They have received many awards including being named best musical group by the BBC, top American Celtic group at the Irish Music awards etc.

They have shared the stage with notable entertainers such as James Taylor, Joan Baez, Emmy Lou Harris, the Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem and The Chietians.