This Saturday January 10 at 8:00pm, the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club Concert Series at the Fair Lawn Community Center will present An Evening with Cathie Ryan.

Cathie Ryan, recognized for her crystalline vocals and insightful songwriting, is an original and distinctive voice in Celtic music. Since her seven year tenure as lead singer of the popular Irish-American group Cherish the Ladies, the Detroit born Ryan has established herself as one of Celtic Music's most popular and enduring singer-songwriters. She has built a following throughout North American and Europe by touring
steadily and singing what she refers to as "songs of the heart". Ryan mixes traditional Irish song with original compositions that touch on subjects of home, family and spirit. She also explores Irish mythology and heritage in her music.

Cathie Ryan has released 4 critically acclaimed CDs on Shanachie Records: "Cathie Ryan", "The Music of What Happens", "Somewhere Along the Road", and her latest "The Farthest Wave". She is featured on more than forty compilations of Celtic Music.

Ryan has performed on national and public television in the United States and Europe, appeared on NPR's Mountain Stage and Thistle and Shamrock, PRI's The World, BBC2 in England, Radio Scotland, and RTE, RnG, and TG4 in Ireland. She was voted one of the Top 100 Irish Americans by Irish America Magazine, Chicago's Irish American News honored her as Irish Female Vocalist of the Decade.

In addition to her music, Cathie Ryan can also be seen on television as the host for Irish pledge programming on NY's Channel 13 - WNET. She also leads workshops and tours of Ireland on Celtic mythology and music.

The Fair Lawn Community Center is located at 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ. Tickets for this concert are only $25 ($22 for Hurdy Gurdy members) and can be purchased online. Remaining tickets will be available at
the box office at the Fair Lawn Community Center on the night of the concert.

Additional information can be received at the website or by calling the Hurdy Gurdy Hotline at (201) 384-1325.


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