A few of Cathie’s favorite interviews
Fiona Ritchie’s Thistle and Shamrock Interview
Join legendary Scottish radio show host and author Fiona Ritchie at The Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina for a conversational, musical encounter with Cathie.
Live from Studio Q Interview
Brian Hannah interviews Cathie in Studio Q prior to a performance with the Erie Philharmonic.
A selection of videos featuring Cathie and the band in concert, Cathie singing solo or with friends, Cathie at the cottage, and in lots of places in between
LIVE IN CARLINGFORD WITH ZOE CONWAY AND JOHN MCINTYRE
Filmed at The Carlingford Heritage Centre in County Louth, Ireland by the dedicated folks at Duncairn Arts in Belfast, this concert featuring Cathie singing and an interview with Zoe was part of a cross border online concert series filmed during Covid time.
SHADES OF GLORIA WITH CHERISH THE LADIES Cathie guests with old friends Cherish the Ladies in Scotland and sings Shades of Gloria written by Gerry O’Beirne (IMRO). Video length 2 mins 30 seconds.
FROM THE SHORE: SONGS & POETRY FOR HEALING DURING COVID TIME —
A POEM “FOR THE INTERIM TIME” by JOHN O’DONOHUE John O’Donohue’s poem For the Interim Time from his book To Bless the Space Between Us (Doubleday) is especially fitting for this time of quarantine and disconnection when we are all asked to dig deep and then still deeper. Filmed and edited on a simple iPhone by Yvonne Keenan-Ross, Cathie reads the poem from her cottage on the shores of the Irish Sea accompanied by the haunting whistle playing of Liam O’Flynn.
IRISH SONGS OF BLESSING This vid is from Cathie’s office with Fionn MacCumhaill looking out at us! Songs of blessing including May the Road Rise to Meet You (Roger McGuinn/Camilla McGuinn), So, Here’s to You (Alan A Bell)and a few bars of Mother, Will You Let Me Go to the Fair (trad) for the kids. Wishing all of our essential workers the strength of Fionn.
FROM THE AUDIENCE —
These are youtube clips we found online. And while they are filmed by audience members on phones and can’t capture the professional sound of a concert, we love the energy, music, and memories and that audience members think enough of the songs to want to keep them! Thank you to each one of you for coming to our gigs and taking the time to film and share.
GREAT LAKES FOLK FEST FINALE LIVE
From the Great Lakes Folk Festival in downtown East Lansing, MI, filmed by
Patrick Power (GLFF powerhouse) and posted by czarkhasm.
SOMEWHERE ALONG THE ROAD LIVE AT FIDDLER’S GREEN IN AUSTRIA
I wrote this song after my last visit with my Grandmother Catherine Ryan. Sometimes the reason for the song is what really matters. Pat Mangan on fiddle and Patsy O’Brien on guitar. Uploaded by fiddlersgreenAustria.
A FOUR SONG SAMPLING LIVE
Filmed, edited, and posted by Kerry Dexter, a beacon in folk and Celtic music as a writer, producer, and educator.
GRANDMA’S SONG LIVE
I wrote this song after my last visit with my Grandmother Catherine Ryan. Sometimes the reason for the song is what really matters. Posted by Shannon W in Muskegon, MI
CARRICK A REDE LIVE
A happy Irish love song! And on the beautiful Antrim Coast. Hup! Posted by Shannon W in Muskegon, MI
FROM THE ARCHIVES —
THE BACK DOOR, FROM TOMMY MAKEM AND FRIENDS, PBS TV SPECIAL
From the Tommy Makem PBS special, Tommy Makem and Friends in Concert WMHT/PBS 1992. Cathie wrote this song in the early 90s and performs it here as one of the original members of Cherish the Ladies with the legendary Tommy Makem. Sadly, the plight of the undocumented immigrant in the US holds more true today. Thankfully, the big hair and shoulders pads didn’t last!
Note from Cathie: Tommy Makem was a true legend. I am grateful to him for all he did for my music while I was a member of Cherish the Ladies and when beginning my solo career. He gave me the start.
TOMMY MAKEM AND FRIENDS FINALE
Tommy loved to end his shows with Go, Lassie, Go. From the Tommy Makem PBS special with Tommy, Cherish the Ladies, and Barley Bree. Posted by TommyPM
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