Artist: Susan McKeown, Cathie Ryan & Robin Spielberg
Label: North Star Music
A labor of love for singer-songwriters Cathie Ryan, Susan McKeown, and pianist-songwriter Robin Speilberg, ‘Mother’ is a collection of songs that will resonate deeply with anyone who has ever had a mother, is a mother, or is likely to become a mother! The CD features 14 songs, including beautiful traditional Celtic lullabies and new original songs that explore the mother-child relationship.
Special guests on the recording include Johnny Cunningham on fiddle, Joanie Madden and Cillian Vallely on whistles, Áine Minogue on harp and Gerry O’Beirne and Gerry Leonard on guitars, to name but a few.
Produced by: McKeown, Ryan & Spielberg
Featuring: Michael Aharon (accordion), Jeff Allen (bass), Greg Anderson (bouzouki), John Anthony (djembe, engineer, mixing, triangle), Jeff Berman (dulcimer, percussion, shaker, triangle, udu, backing vocals), Brian Capouch (engineer), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Suzie Dyer (engineer), Dave Fisher (assistant engineer), Greg Gonsalves (design), Steve Holloway (congas, djembe, drums, shaker), Chico Huff (fretless bass), Matt Johnson (drums), Fred Kevorkian (engineer), Michelle Kinney (cello), Larry Kosson (photography), Charae Krueger (cello), Gerry Leonard (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonium), Paul Major (mixing), Oscar S. Marin (technician), Áine Minogue (Celtic harp), Tom Monte (technician), Kathleen Murphy (make-up, stylist), Gerry O’Beirne (guitar, slide Guitar, ukulele), Gerry Putnam (mastering), Steve Revitte (assistant engineer), Rick Ridpath (assistant engineer, mixing assistant), John Ryan (photography), Ryan Smith (engineer), Cillian Vallely (low whistle, Uillean pipes, whistle), Ed Wedberg (technician)