Big Ship Sails
Kathleen Ludlow was born in County Meath, Ireland, and also lived in England before immigrating to the United States. As a child, she was influenced greatly by the singing of her mother and grandmother, while the storytelling of her father Paddy Ludlow, kept her immersed in traditional stories and verse. Affectionately known as Miss Kathy by so many young fans, she served as the director of the Toddler Learning Center in Garrison NY for over two decades. Her work with children is highly acclaimed, as is her unique performance of song, rhyme, and verse. A gifted performer of children's music, Kathy is also a renowned folksinger in her own right, performing at concerts and festivals throughout the country. She has been featured on local cable television, and toured with the Hudson Valley based traditional Irish music group, The Midnight Court. Kathy is joined by Mary Coogan, founding member of Irish super group Cherish the Ladies. An experienced elementary school teacher, multi-instrumentalist Mary is named in Whose Who Among American Teachers, and has performed and recorded throughout the world with Cherish the Ladies and other noted artists. Kathy (vocals, bodhran, violin) and Mary, (banjo, guitar, mandolin) meld their incomparable teaching and performance skills together with their love of traditional music to create a unique and fun-filled recording for children of all ages. They are joined by a host of friends and family, including some of the world's finest traditional musicians. The playing of Jim Coogan, (accordion), Joanie Madden, (flute, whistles) Brendan Dolan, (flute, bass, big bass drum) Tacey Deyrup, (concertina, uilleann pipes) Jean Lewis, (hammered dulcimer) and the Clap Clap Percussion Ensemble create a traditional music experience not to be missed!