IT IS extraordinary to think that Princeton, one of the world’s most prestigious university’s, only admitted women onto its campus in 1969.
Since then, US First Lady Michelle Obama and novelist Jodi Picoult have been among its most notable graduates, while faculty members include such literary giants as Toni Morrison and Joyce Carol Oates.
The university also has a rich tradition of a cappella groups but it took until 1981 before there was an all-female group - The Princeton University Tigressions.
Over the years, while developing a wide-ranging repertoire, the group has established a reputation for great music, originality, style and fun. In addition to Broadway show tunes, pop, folk, and jazz, the Tigressions, who arrange most of their own music, also sing original songs.
The Tigressions are coming to Galway to play Monroe’s Live on Friday February 1 at 9.30pm as part of their Irish tour.
Tickets are €10 and are available on the door or through www.monroes.ie and 091 - 583397.