Cherish The Ladies - The Girls Won't Leave The Boys Alone
Cherish The Ladies
Windham Hill Records
01. The Broom Of The Cowdenknowes
02. Freeborn Man Of The Travelling People
03. Rambling Irishman
04. Bonny Blue-Eyed Nancy
05. Mullin's Fancy
06. Erin Gra Mo Chroi
07. An Poc Ar Buille
08. I'll Walk Beside You - Luka Bloom & Cherish The Ladies
09. The Collier's Set
10. Queen Of Connemara/The Carroe Jig/The Lilting Fisherman
11. Down By The Glenside
12. The Jolly Beggarman
13. Last Night's Fun/The Chattering Magpie/The Black Haired Lass/The Commodore

Musicians: Deirdre Connolly, Eric Weissberg, Mary Coogan, Mary Rafferty, Liz Knowles, Yvonne Kane, Joanie Madden, Donna Long, Phil Bowler, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Brian Keane, Finbar Clancy, Aoife Clancy, Donal Clancy, Bobby Clancy, John McCutcheon, Tommy Makem, Dave Anderson, Liam O'Flynn, Arty McGlynn, Siobhan Egan, Liam O'Maonlai, Davy Spillane, Kevin Glackin, Donnchadh Gough, Mattie Connolly, Jesse Smith, Marie Reilly, Joe Madden, John Madden, Jim Coogan, Martin Reilly, John Jennings, Paddy Reilly, Bill McComiskey, Mick Jennings, Paddy Reilly, Luka Bloom, Tom Chapin, Tim Weissberg, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Brian Kennedy, Liam Clancy.

Album Review - Clancy's Irish Music Radio

Among the many, many fine bands playing Irish folk music right now, Cherish the Ladies are unique in being an all girl band. They also have that touch of magic that marks the really great from the merely very good.

This album is bloody marvellous. It is fresh, joyful, vital and celebratory. It is the best music I've heard in a long time.... These ladies are definitely to be cherished.


Hotpress - Vol 25 No 12 - 4 July 2001

...The male supporting cast - for that is what the title signifies - reads like an honour roll of international folk music, with performers such as Liam Clancy, Paddy Reilly and Brian Kennedy linking up with the likes of Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Tom Chapin in the pursuit of excellence.

With such a line-up you can be assured that there are real standouts. One of these has to be Luka Bloom's reading of I'll Walk Beside You. I listened to this yesterday in a sweltering traffic jam and found myself smiling idiotically at a young lady who tried to remove my offside wing without my consent!...

CD Review by Oliver P. Sweeney

Cherish The Ladies with very special guests including Liam O'Flynn, Paddy Reilly,
Liam Clancy, John Sheehan and many more (TBA)

The Shelter @ Vicar Street, Dublin
Thursday 28th June 2001, 9pm


...a very special night which will include many great artists who appear
on their new album The Girls Won't Leave The Boys Alone

Gig Review - Clancy's Irish Music Radio

...an adoring Dublin audience who gave them a rapturous welcome at their gig in The Shelter on Thurs 28th June. They were joined onstage by many of the big name guests featured on their current album - Liam Clancy, Matt Molloy, Liam O'Flynn, John Shehan and Paddy Reilly who got the biggest applause of the night for his singing of 'The Bold Fenian Men'..... Despite the sound engineer's over use of reverb on occasions, the sound for the most part was good. Instrumentals dominated the proceedings and the playing was sparkling and celebratory. But for me one of the highlights was the gorgeous harmony singing in their a cappella rendition of the old John McCormac song I'll Walk Beside You...


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