Cathie Ryan is a singer and bodhrán player from Detroit, Michigan. Her parents came from Ireland and she is generally seen as an Irish or Celtic musician. She moved to New York City at age seventeen in order to attend Fordham University. After her divorce her music career began and she joined Cherish the Ladies in 1987. She acted as lead singer at times and in 1995 she started her solo career. Most of her albums were released by Shanachie Records.
1997 Cathie Ryan Shanachie
1998 The Music of What Happens Shanachie