With new member Aoife Clancy on lead vocals, Cherish The Ladies' 1996 release is their strongest collection yet of their trademark mix of instrumentals and vocals, traditional and new songs, fast jigs and reels and slow, gentle ballads, sung both in English and Gaelic. Includes Aoife's beatiful treatments of Robert Burn's Green Grow the Rushes Oh
and of Scot Dougie McLean's Broken Wings
, the fiddler's Siobhan Egan's original Rayleen's Reel
, and band-leader Joanie Madden's lonesome solo flute performance on Ned of the Hill
New Day Dawning, an album by Cherish the Ladies, was released in 1996 on the Green Linnet label.This text has been derived from New Day Dawning (Cherish the Ladies album) on Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0
Cherish the Ladies is an American all-female Irish-American super group. The band began as a concert series in New York in January 1985, the brainchild of Mick Moloney who wanted to showcase the brightest female musicians in America in what had been a male-dominated scene. The group took their name from a traditional Irish jig called "Cherish the Ladies", and the series opened to sold out concerts. Their leader Joanie Madden plays flute and tin whistle. The other members of the group play a wide variety of instruments. Their albums contain both tunes (instrumental tracks) and songs (tracks with vocals).
Joanie Madden was born in the Bronx, New York to Irish parents and is an All-Ireland champion on the flute and whistle. She became the first American to win the senior all-Ireland championship on the tin whistle in 1984. For 25 years (since 1985), she has been the powerhouse behind Cherish the Ladies, driving them to international acclaim. The group has been a launchpad for many of the top female musicians in Celtic music, including Eileen Ivers, Winifred Horan of Solas, Cathie Ryan, Heidi Talbot, Liz Knowles, and Deirdre Connolly.
Over the course of the past twenty five years, the band have played in the finest concert halls and have performed in North and South America, the UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Their shows are always accompanied by world-class step dancers on stage.
They have recorded many albums, but their album The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone stands apart from their other albums in that it consists mostly of songs and boasts guest appearances by Arlo Guthrie, Tom Chapin, Pete Seeger, Eric Weissberg, Matt Molloy, and The Clancy Brothers. Cherish the Ladies has also recorded a track on the Grammy-nominated album, The Celtic Album with the Boston Pops.
Although the group was originally formed from Irish-American female musicians, the current lineup along with Madden consists of founding member Mary Coogan from New York on guitar; All-Ireland Champion Mirella Murray from Connemara, County Galway, on accordion; fiddler Gráinne Murphy from Boston; Glaswegian Kathleen Boyle on piano & Deirdre Connolly on vocals.
Cherish the Ladies are one of the busiest working folk groups in the world today.
* Cherish the Ladies: Irish Women Musicians in America (1985)
* Fathers And Daughters from Cherish the Ladies: Irish Traditional Music in America (1985)
* The Back Door (1992)
* Out and About (1993)
* New Day Dawning (1996)
* Live! (1997)
* One and All: The Best of Cherish the Ladies (1998)
* Threads of Time (1998)
* At Home (1999)
* The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone (2001)
* Across the Waves (2004)
* On Christmas Night (2004)
* Woman of the House (2005)
* A Star In The East (2009)
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