Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#309 (Cherish the Ladies)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||96||AABBCC'CC'DDEE||D Major|
Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).|
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. Patrick Killoran and His Pride of Erin Orchestra: Paddy Killoran (fiddle), Paddy Sweeney (fiddle), unknown (accordion, saxophone, banjo).
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
[ICTM] Ireland. Irlande.
[Ch 4] The Chieftains. 4. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones).
[ItS] In the Smoke. John Doonan (fife), John Wright (jew's harp), Noel Pepper (harmonica), Paddy Moran (flute), Paddy Neylan (spoons).
[CtL] Peg McGrath, Mary Mulholland, Kathleen Smyth. Cherish the Ladies. Disc 9 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Peg McGrath (flute), Kathleen Smyth (fiddle), Mary Mulholland (piano).
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals).
[TrsCl] Turas Cheoil. A Musical Odyssey: A compilation of music from the traditional musicians of Toronto. Pat King (piano accordion).
[TMcCrthy] Tommy McCarthy. Sporting Nell. Tommy McCarthy (concertina, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
[CLnn 1] Charlie Lennon. Time for a Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, piano, drum).
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Téada: Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Mary Wolverton (fiddle).
[RossBr] Ben Lennon and Tony O'Connell. Rossinver Braes. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Tony O'Connell (concertina).
Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
|As tune #730 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #29 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #88 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|As tune #24 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler."|
|As tune #94 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy.|
|On page 19 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As tune #36 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|On page 64 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
|On page 80 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|As tune #79 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes.|
|On page 130 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As jig #18 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?