Friday, January 20, 2012

Here Come The Irish

This week's edition of Retro Friday is not going to be so much of a "Retro Friday" post! In honor of my Volvo Big East Fan trip to Notre Dame this weekend, I am featuring a Notre Dame song today. "Here Come The Irish (of Notre Dame)" by Cathy Richardson.

Catherine E. Richardson, born on February 21, 1969, is a singer/songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. Before starting her music career in 1990, Richardson worked as an auto mechanic and as a cashier at her father's gas station.

Millions of American preschoolers have seen her on Noggin's Jack's Big Music Show, and the Cathy Richardson Band has been voted as the "Best Local Band" in music polls by the Chicago Tribune and Fox News Chicago. She portrayed Janis Joplin in the original cast of the hit Off-Broadway musical "Love, Janis." She also sang Janis' vocal parts for Big Brother and the Holding Company during many of their recent live shows.

But this is my very favorite Cathy Ricardson song, for obvious reasons. And now for your listening pleasure, here is "Here Come The Irish (of Notre Dame)."

Oh, and if you haven't stopped by yet, please stop by my "Biggest Fan of the Big East" profile and (please) send a vote my way!



  1. Excellent choice of song for today's Retro Friday. I too like this song. I'm sure it will be on your mind a lot this weekend :) GO IRISH!!!!