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Join Byrne and Kelly for a very special evening for the premiere of their concert documentary film Echoes: The Story on March 20, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri at the Alamo Drafthouse. A live Q&A with Neil Byrne, Ryan Kelly and the Director – Michael McGlinn will follow the film.
Film premiere guests can pre-order the DVD at this time and receive it at the event (limited to premiere participants only) or they will also be available for purchase following the event. The film will be available worldwide in both DVD and download formats on Tuesday, March 21st.
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Legacy: A Conversation with Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne & Ryan Kelly, Chatting with Kathy Black, Plus Devin Sinha and Leland Sundries from the Huffington Post:
It feels like the Fall Tour was only a couple of months ago when really the Fall Tour, Tranquility Cruise, Australian Tour, promo tour and Acoustic by Candlelight Tour have all been and gone since.
I have to say this year so far had been one of my happiest times. To be on the road spending so much time with my CT buddies, some people might think that it would take it’s toll regarding living in each other’s pockets… when in fact we are very close and have great craic.
When the news came through about Ryan’s accident we where all completely thrown and devastated to here our buddy had been hurt and all we wanted to hear that he was going to be fine. It has been a very hard time for everybody and thank God all our prayers are being answered, Ryan is doing well and on the road to recovery. Respecting the wishes of Ryan’s family was the most important thing to do and privacy was a must as it is a family time. Everybody deals with these things in different ways. I felt that I could not post up my everyday endevours online as all that was on my mind has been Ryan’s form. Alot of you guys have been asking me why I have not been online in a while. I felt I owed you an explanation. You have all been amazing with your support and prayers. I have read as many of your messages as I can, thank you so much for supporting me and all the guys it really means the world to us and never goes unnoticed that you are always there for us. It’s truely evident that CT has the most loyal and caring fans. I apologise for not getting back to you… but under the circumstances I hope you understand. The main thing is that Ryan is recovering, our prayers are needed for a full recovery. Can’t wait to have him back on stage.
At the end of the week we head to Dublin airport to fly to Atlantic City for ten CT shows, it’s going to make a change being resident for two weeks!
Hope to see some of you there, if not we always have the upcoming Fall Tour, that won’t be long coming around either.
I need to start packing now, I think it’s shorts and t-shirts all the way.
Nice change from the rain in Dublin.
Well guys, I hope you are all doing amazingly well and enjoying the summer, we are on our way to share some of it with you
Ciao for now,
Back in Dublin’s fair city.
I cannot believe how fast the first leg of the 2011 Heritage Tour has gone. I have to say it has been such a great time had by all. The biggest crowds we have ever had and amazing atmospheres in the packed out venues.
I am sitting here in my house in silence reflecting on our last show in Denver singing “Ireland’s Call” along with George, Ryan, Keith, Emmet, Daniel and four thousand screaming CT fans, smiles on everybody’s faces as we all stand together and celebrate not only a fantastic show but a super tour.
It always seems to take me a week at least to adapt to home, sometimes waking in the morning thinking I am on the tour bus or a hotel room. It really has become a way of life and a life I feel blessed to lead.
I have been overwhelmed by the response to my new venture “Pale blue Jak”!
The support has been amazing and I am so grateful to all of the Pale blue Jak followers.
In fact with the launch of PBJ going so well the first thing I did on my return to Ireland was to get straight back into writing more compositions and ideas.
Coming back home to Ireland is always great, as I do miss spending time with my family.
For the first time in five years I will be home for my birthday, so a night out has been arranged with all my folks, bit of a novelty, it makes up for the age difference!!
I have to say I miss the CT family even though we spent the last few months living together, but you know how amazing they all are…I think that’s what makes light work of a tough itinerary.
One of the highlights for me when I come home is driving my car through the Dublin/Wicklow mountains… no traffic, no sound, no music just me and my thoughts, usually reflecting on the shows, the road, the crowds, the laughs, the hurdles and wondering where the last few months had gone. The contrast can be quite surreal, touring life and home life… how lucky am I to have both, something I love so dearly.
I will be back on the road in a matter of days to continue what I love to do the most and hope to see those wonderful smiling faces enjoying the CT spirit.
Nothing lasts forever but I hope it will be many moons away till I can only call it
“A Life I Once Had”
Hey everyone, hope you are all doing great.
Not quite sure where to start this time…. It has been quite an
exciting and somewhat surprising past couple of months…. even though days have been long there never seems to be enough time for everything and everyone. I have been working so hard on new tracks for my album. I’m trying to make time for other projects too, such as writing for other artists and performing live with various acts and some session work along the way. When I am home from tour or from doing promos for CT, I always look forward to spending time with my family and friends. I always seem to have deadlines to meet and my social time suffers, I am certainly not complaining, with the present economical climate at such a low I count myself lucky to be so busy.
Preparation seemed to going quite smoothly for our 2011 Fall Tour with CT until another bomb-shell was dropped. I received the call to tell me that Ryan had decided to go his own way. I have to say i really didn’t see that one coming. Just as is Paul, Ryan is such a big part of CT in character and spirit. Off stage, I always enjoy having a chat and a good laugh with Ryan, I will miss that too. With a talent like Ryan’s, he can only do great things and I wish him all the best.
When Sharon asked me to come forward as one of the 5 singers, it was not a straight forward decision. For one, I was trying to get my head around Ryan’s exit and two, I have been very comfortable with my role in the show as guitarist and singer which is what I am and what I always have been. I guess I was concerned about losing my identity. Having said that… to be asked to front and sell the show as a
principal is a very positive thing and I am very proud to be flying the flag with the guys a little more than before.
I have been reading loads of the comments on the various websites and would like to thank all of you guys for your amazing encouragement and kind words. I hope you realize how much your positivity helps us all to perform and to be stronger in what we do.
I am really looking forward to sharing my new album with you all. Its coming down to details and which songs will make the cut. Time is of the essence but I will get there and when I do you will be the first to know.
For now, I had better get back to work and will be counting the days till I am packing the cases, tuning the guitars and heading to America and Canada for the first performances of Fall Tour 2011, meeting you guys and seeing your smiling faces once again.
Take good care.
It is now the 8th of October and a busy month of filming, touring and meeting new people has already gone by.
It has been a somewhat different experience for me as I have been moving out to centre stage to sing solo.
I have to admit it still feels odd to sing out front, without my guitar but really nice and on the other hand, often easier to express the true meaning of each song.
I have been enjoying every minute of the spotlight as the Celtic Thunder fans have been so supportive towards me and have given me more confidence to deliver what they deserve and have come to see.
I have got to know a lot of the C.T. fans and they give me a real comfort on stage when I walk out and see them or hear them first.
I really did not know how the C.T. fans would take to my own music and I have been quite overwhelmed to have received the feedback and positivity from all who have listened so far.
I really miss my family back at home and think about what they are doing everyday.
I am looking forward to returning home on my sisters birthday, to bring her out and spoil her a little!!! For now, I will stay focused, continue working hard and give the best I can to my home from home.
As the man said, “God loves a trier”…
Hope to see you soon,