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For Cathie Ryan, it's a long, long way back to Tipperary, and the road goes through Michigan. The Detroit-reared singer is a first-generation American; her mother is from Kerry, and her father from Tipperary. Ryan, however... more »
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For Cathie Ryan, it's a long, long way back to Tipperary, and the road goes through Michigan. The Detroit-reared singer is a first-generation American; her mother is from Kerry, and her father from Tipperary. Ryan, however, was schooled in Gaelic ways, including sean nos (solo) singing. Ryan's debut (following seven years with the women's group Cherish the Ladies) draws on her heritage and her New World upbringing with effortless grace. Traditionals ("Ned of the Hill," "Dark Moll of the Glen") mix with more contemporary material (Dougie MacLean's "Garden Valley) and three Ryan originals, including the autobiographical "When Detroit Was Burning." It's a formula that serves Ryan well on this vastly promising debut. --Steven Stolder
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Excellent Irish Performer
Patrick Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org | Marietta, Ohio | 10/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have listened to the "The Soul of Christmas", "Cathie Ryan", and "The Music of What Happens". I have enjoyed them all. "Cathie Ryan" is Cathie's first album on her own since Cherish the Ladies. Each song on this album has an interesting celtic origins which Cathie has related at her performances. I consider Cathie to be one of the top performers in Irish Music performing today. This album is a testament to that. I have met Cathie and seen her in performances and she puts everything into bringing the right atmosphere to a performance getting herself and the audience really into the music. She has actually lived through much of her music which makes it special. My favorites from the album are Ned on the Hill and White Dress. I am looking forward to another album by Cathie Ryan."
A Rave Review!
Patrick Kelly (email@example.com | 02/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cathie Ryan's debut solo album is not only a "must-have" for Celtic and Irish music lovers, but for anyone who would appreciate her tender vocals and haunting scores. Particularly impressive is "The 12th of July". The album carefully weaves traditional songs with her own contemporary ballads, producing a mix of titles that is sure to reach a wide audience."