On Christmas Night CD (2004)

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Product Overview


Label Philo Records/rounder Records
SKU 63921219
UPC 011661706125
UPC 14 00011661706125
Format CD
Release Date 11/16/2004
Author Cherish The Ladies
Compilation Appearance Celtic Circle 2
Compilation Appearance Celtic Woman 3
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Guide To Irish Folk
Technical Info
Engineer Keith Chirgwin; Keith Chirgwin
Producer Joanie Madden; Joanie Madden
CatalogID ROUCD 7061
Lable Name Rounder
Released 11/16/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 50m : 54s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00011661706125
Album Notes and Credits
Cherish the Ladies: Joanie Madden (vocals, whistle, accordion); Donna Long (vocals); Marie Reilly (fiddle, viola, concertina); Heidi Talbot, Mary Coogan.
Personnel: Heidi Talbot (vocals, bodhran); Joanie Madden (whistling, flute, alto flute); Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin); Marie Reilly (fiddle, viola, concertina); Donna Long (fiddle, piano); Phil Bowler (acoustic bass); Arto Tuncboyaciyan (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Brian Keane .
Recording information: Cottage House Studios, Yonkers, NY.
Arranger: Cherish the Ladies.
Christmas music lends itself so well to Celtic instrumentation that it's virtually impossible not to get caught up in the spirit of the season. The Irish-American quintet Cherish the Ladies, originally conceived for a concert series by Mick Maloney for the Ethnic Folk Arts Center and the National Endowment for the Arts, tackles the crowded yuletide release onslaught with a warmth and elegance that should find the delightful On Christmas Night a popular holiday favorite for years to come. Standards like "Silent Night," "Little Drummer Boy," and "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" are reverent and unpretentious, allowing lead singer Heidi Talbot's fluid tenor to soar, while regional classics like "Henry Roe McDermott/The Holly and the Berry" and "Ding Dong Merrily on High/The Cordal Jig/Old Apples in Winter/Con Cassi" showcase the group's exquisite musicianship. Holiday records, especially of the Celtic variety, have become a dime a dozen, but Cherish the Ladies, with their quiet passion for the material and refusal to paint the ten tracks with thick gobs of keyboard and studio trickery, have made an intoxicating jug of punch that merits repeated visits. ~ James Christopher Monger
Disc 1
1 On Christmas Night/Charles O'Conor
2 Castle Of Dromore, The
3 Henry Roe McDermott/The Holly and the Berry
4 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/The Traveler/Lilies in the Field/The ...
5 Distressed Soldier/Angels We Have Heard on High/The Fairy Reel, The
6 Little Drummer Boy, The
7 O Holy Night/Cill Chais
8 Ding Dong Merrily on High/The Cordal Jig/Old Apples in Winter/Con ...
9 Silent Night
10 Oh Little Town of Bethlehem/The Ballintore Fancy/The Kerry ...
Product Attributes
Artist Cherish The Ladies
Label Philo Records/rounder Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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