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Cathie Ryan

Cathie Ryan

Dec 9th 2016 @ Michigan State University Community Music School

East Lansing, MI
I Was There
Friday, December 9th, 2016
7:30 PM
Michigan State University Community Music School
4949 S Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
The Ten Pound Fiddle Presents acclaimed Irish singer Cathie Ryan and her award-winning band for a celebration of a traditional Irish American Christmas. Entitled The Winter’s Heart, the concert will feature Cathie’s heart stirring vocals, her band’s virtuoso musicianship, and beloved stories, poetry and song. This musical celebration of the holidays is sure to warm the heart.

From ethereal hymns to exuberant jigs and reels, The Winter’s Heart revels in the wealth of Irish Christmas traditions including leaving a candle in the window to light loved ones home, hunting for the wren on St Stephen’s Day, Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) and more. The rituals of the Winter Solstice, for centuries considered a sacred time in Ireland, will also be honored in this beautiful program.

The Winter’s Heart: An Irish American Christmas is a holiday event sure to kindle the warmth and joy of the season.