Cynthia Bennett
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Cynthia Bennett

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"WMPG Radio, Portland ME"

I love her music, compassion, and humor. I can't wait to introduce her to my audience. - "Diana", producer,WMPG Radio

"The Airport security Song"

She's done it again. Cynthia Bennett has written a travel song for the real world. I can't wait for the album.
Marc Richards - Independent Radio

"Internet Reviews, 2006"

"Dreamy...Bennett can really sing. If her next CD is this sweet, she should have a long career in front of her..." - Steve Rhodes

"Independent Radio"

"Superb: sentiment, inspiration, and wit all in one package. Where has this artist been hiding?" - Marc Richards


CD Cauldron of Life, released 2006, with five original and five traditional songs, receiving airplay in 40 countries, including Ireland, Canada, and the United States.
CD single The Airport Security Song, 2007. A wacky look at the perils of flying that had fans unable to wait for its release on an album,receiving airplay on NPR.
Mother Ireland's Daughters, released December 2007. Traditional and original tunes related to the struggle for irish independence.
Compilation- You Must Be Barking: The Dog's Bollocks vol.1, released January 2008. Over a dozen musicians join in this benefit for animal rescue in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Also hear Cynthia's music on BBC Radio, Phoenix Radio UK, RTE, Republic of Avalon radio, Celtica radio, Celebrate! Raido, and Marc Gunn's Celtic Music podcast.



Cynthia Bennett began singing traditional Irish music in her grandmother's ceili kitchen, but didn't perform publicly until she was "dragged blinking onto a stage" by friends in Ireland. Beginning with the familiar ballads of childhood, she soon added original songs dealing with Irish history, Celtic mythology, and anecdotes of everyday life, adding her own whimsical humor. Avoiding the poor-me-my-man-is-gone ballads, she prefers to sing about strong, independent women enjoying life. She tells of Biddy, a tough Dublin widow; Annie, whose stolen laundry leads to romance;Nancy, who's fighting cancer; and a disgusted wife who takes her husband out with the rubbish. Her rich alto voice and Steve Browne's magical guitar take her audience through these stories into the world of Mother Ireland, her ancient glory and her tormented history, her current troubles and triumphs. Cynthia credits her mother and grandmother, who sang Fenian songs as her lullabies and old ballads while working, as being the primary influence of her music. She adds her admiration for such legendary singers as Christy Moore, Mary Black, and Dolores Keane. Since emerging onto that stage in Ireland, she has shared her musical adventures with audiences there, in Canada, and in the United States.