Maurice McGrath
Cherish The Ladies

Song: All The Valley Down

Artist: Cherish The Ladies

Some years ago I wrote a song with a Christmas theme up in Donegal called "All The Valley Down". In 2014 it was been taken on tour with Joanie Madden and her band Cherish The Ladies with Cathie Ryan on vocals. Tour destinations included New York, Chicago, Michigan, Fairfield, Connecticut, Ohio etc. Awesomely talented... catch them if you can! Tour dates here. Here is a nice video of Joanie having a street named after her in The Bronx... Joanie's stunning whistle playing starts at 1:40.
Hannah Rarity

The singer on the 2015 tour is Hannah Rarity. Since her introduction to Scottish Folk music a mere few years ago, Hannah Rarity's spellbinding voice, warm, genuine stage manner and thoughtful interpretations of material both new and old have seen her perform in a number of varied and exciting locations including Brazil, Spain, Eastern Europe and around the UK. Hannah has twice appeared as a soloist with Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Cathie Ryan

The singer on the 2014 tour was Cathie Ryan, the renowned Irish-American vocalist, songwriter and recording artist... "For over twenty-five years, including five solo albums, countless musical collaborations, and multiple awards, Cathie Ryan has been in the vanguard of Irish music. She is blessed with a voice of luminous clarity and a gift for unearthing gems from Irish and American song traditions, creating her own heart-stirring originals, and for showcasing writers whose work deserves wider recognition." more.

"Anyone wondering what constitutes excellence in Irish American singing today need only attend a Cathie Ryan concert."

The Wall Street Journal