Cathie Ryan

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Cathie Ryan
Origin Detroit, Michigan
Genres Celtic
Occupations Singer
Years active 1987–present
Labels Shanachie Records (1997-2005)
Mo Leanbh Records (2006-present)
Associated acts Cherish the Ladies
Notable instruments

Cathie Ryan, a singer and bodhrán player, joined the Celtic music group Cherish the Ladies in 1987. In 1995 she began her solo career. Known for "her crystalline vocals and insightful songwriting,"[1] Cathie Ryan has remained recognizable among Celtic music fans and performers since her start in the 80s. A second generation Irish-American from Detroit, Michigan, she moved to New York City at age seventeen in order to attend Fordham University.


  • 1997 Cathie Ryan (Shanachie Records)
  • 1998 The Music of What Happens (Shanachie Records)
  • 2001 Somewhere Along the Road (Shanachie Records)
  • 2005 The Farthest Wave (Shanachie Records)
  • 2012 Through Wind and Rain (Mo Leanbh Records)

Collaborations & Other Appearances[edit]

  • 1998 "Mother" (North Star Records) with Robin Spielberg and Susan McKeown
  • 2002 "Narada Presents: The Best of Celtic Christmas" (Narada Records) various artist
  • 2003 "A Woman's Heart - A Decade On" (Dara Records) various artist


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