The Winter’s Heart: An Irish American Christmas

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, her band’s virtuoso musicianship, and beloved stories, poetry and song, 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 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.


Dec 15, 2017 Muskegon, MI
With The West Michigan Symphony
The Frauenthal Theater at 7:30pm
Celebrate Christmas with The Cathie Ryan Band and The West Michigan Symphony


Nov 30, 2016 Kennett Square, PA
Longwood Gardens at 8:00pm

Dec 1, 2016 Germantown, MD
Blackrock Center for the Arts at 7:30pm

Dec 2, 2016 Lawrence Township, NJ
Notre Dame HS Theatre at 7:30pm

Dec 8, 2016 Chicago IL
The Irish American Heritage Center at 8:00pm

Dec 9, 2016 East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University at 7:30pm

Dec 10, 2016 Milwaukee, WI
The Irish Culture & Heritage Center of Wisconsin at 7:30pm

Dec 14, 2016 Miamisburg, OH
The Historic Plaza Theatre at 8pm

Dec 15, 2016 Muncie, IN
Emens Auditorium at Pruis Hall, Ball State University at 7:30pm

Dec 16, 2016 Marietta, Ohio
People’s Bank Theater 8:00pm

Dec 17, 2016 Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Cultural Center at 8:00pm

Dec 18, 2016 St Cloud, MN
The Paramount Center for the Arts at 3:00pm