Cathie Ryan

Cathie Ryan

by Cathie Ryan
     
 

Michigan native Cathie Ryan used to sing for Cherish the Ladies, and the sound of her solo debut is, as she puts it, "Kerry and Tipperary with a Detroit accent." Many of the tunes, such as "Ned of the Hill" and the lovely "Garden Valley" are traditional Irish fare and are presented in a more or less traditional manner. But there'sSee more details below

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Michigan native Cathie Ryan used to sing for Cherish the Ladies, and the sound of her solo debut is, as she puts it, "Kerry and Tipperary with a Detroit accent." Many of the tunes, such as "Ned of the Hill" and the lovely "Garden Valley" are traditional Irish fare and are presented in a more or less traditional manner. But there's also a strong country influence at work here -- "White Dress" is a straight-ahead country waltz, and check out the drums and dobro on "Shades of Gloria." Ryan's voice is clear, rich and lovely, with no trace of affectation; she doesn't always sound completely comfortable singing in Gaelic, but she wears the songs themselves as comfortably as an old sweater, and delivers them with a winning sweetness. "The 12th of July" is perhaps a bit overwrought, and the country influence is more awkward than charming on "Eveline," but those are minor missteps and easily overlooked. Seamus Egan's excellent production skirts the edge of overdoing it, but always stays just on the right side of the line. Overall, this is a very promising debut from a major talent.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/18/1997
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351780829
Rank:
388514

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cathie Ryan   Primary Artist,Bodhran
Seamus Egan   Fiddle,Flute,Whistle (Instrument),Bodhran,uillean pipes,tin whistle,Octophone
Michael Aharon   Piano,Cello,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
John Anthony   Percussion,Conga,Drums,Repique,Djembe,Bodhran,Shaker,Cascara
Zan McLeod   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Electric Guitar
John McGann   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Mandolin,Lap Steel Guitar
Jerry O'Sullivan   uillean pipes
Winifred Horan   Fiddle
Chico Huff   Bass,Bass Guitar,Fretless Bass Guitar
Steve Halloway   Drums

Technical Credits

Seamus Egan   Producer,Contributor
John Anthony   Engineer,Contributor,Mastering
Cathie Ryan   Arranger
Rick Ridpath   Engineer,Contributor
Sanford Markley   Engineer
Paul Smith   Engineer,Contributor
Dermot Henry   Composer

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