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Cathie Ryan – “A Winter’s Heart: An Irish American Christmas”
December 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm-
December 9, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
MSU Community Music School
“One of the leading voices in Celtic Music.”
— The L.A. Times
The acclaimed Irish singer Cathie Ryan and her award-winning band celebrate a traditional Irish American Christmas with The Winter’s Heart. Featuring Cathie’s heart-stirring vocals and the virtuoso musicianship of Patsy O’Brien on guitar and vocals, Patrick Mangan on fiddle and vocals, and Kieran O’Hare on uilleann pipes, flute and whistles, 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 and stories 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.