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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 8, 2007

(Mahwah) – Cathie Ryan, hailed as one of Celtic music’s most popular and enduring singer-songwriters, will perform Saturday, February 10 at 8 p.m. at the Sharp Theater on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.

A former member of the vocal group Cherish the Ladies, Ryan was named Female Vocalist of the Decade by The Irish American News. Since her seven-year tenure as lead singer of the group, the Detroit-born Ryan has established herself as one of Celtic Music’s most enduring singer-songwriters. She has released four CDs on Shanachie Records: Cathie Ryan, The Music of What Happens, Somewhere Along the Road, and her latest, The Farthest Wave. She is featured on more than forty compilations of Celtic music. In 2003 she was included in the Irish music collection, A Woman’s Heart – A Decade On, placing her among Irish music’s finest female vocalists and songwriters.

Tickets for Cathie Ryan are $24, 20 and 15 for adults, with a five percent discount for senior citizens, and $12 for children under 17. The Sharp Theater is located at the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus. For more information call 201.684.7844.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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