MEDIA ALERT

 

Media Contact:
Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk
Senior Manager of Communications and Media Relations

616.558.0937 cell phone

 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Grand Rapids Pops and Irish singer Cathie Ryan and her band

Former Cherish the Ladies lead singer is Michigan native

 

 

WHAT:

Media are invited to attend the Grand Rapids Pops’ St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Cathie Ryan, a Detroit native and former lead singer for Cherish the Ladies.

 

The Cathie Ryan Band, with traditional musicians Patsy O’Brien on guitar and vocals, Patrick Mangan on fiddle, and Brian Melick on percussion, perform Ryan’s original songs such as Carrick-a-Rede plus a blend of Irish traditional music mixed with rafter-raising jigs, reels and rousing Irish step dancing with special guest dancers, West Michigan’s own Scoil Rince Ní Bhraonáin.

 

Associate Conductor John Varineau leads the Fox Motor Pops concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

 

WHEN:

Friday and Saturday, March 17-18 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m.

 

WHERE:

DeVos Performance Hall

303 Monroe Ave. NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503