Cherish the Ladies is just out with a brand new Christmas album, Christmas In Ireland. Lovely bit of business, altogether. Best of all, one of our favorite singers is on the album, Don Stiffe from over by Galway! This song from the album is called, The Christmas Letter. Beautiful melody by Cherish flute player and leader, Joanie Madden.
The first verse is by the immortal Junior Crehan, with additional lyrics by Michael Scanlon. Joining Joanie and Don are the rest of the group–Mary Coogan on guitar, Mirella Murray on accordion, Nollaig Casey on fiddle and Kathleen Boyle on piano. Terrific lineup and music give the song an emotional wallop. The album is just out. Check your sources, get it and listen here, too! We’ll have it on the LI Christmas channel!! Merry Christmas!!