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In July Byrne and Kelly head to Canada for seven shows – Sydney // Halifax // Ottawa // Toronto // Edmonton // Calgary // Vancouver to perform the latest Echoes album, plus lots more of your favourites. Then heading down the East Coast of America towards Seattle, then Portland, Sacramento and Los Angeles. Tickets for the summer dates can be purchased on the website: http://www.byrneandkelly.com/tour
Neil and Ryan are back out on the road around the USA from March 21st to April 10th as part of the new Byrne and Kelly Album Launch Tour 2016. They will be stopping off in Kansas City, St Louis, Atlanta, Tampa, Jacksonville, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Yonkers, Bethlehem, Boston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago and Indianapolis.
More info and ticket details available from:
In addition to the 12 shows in Canada, Neil and Ryan will be performing across America from August 15th to October 6th. Locations include Seattle, Portland, Boise, Linclon, Des Moines, Kansas City, Little Rock, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Cocoa Beach, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Rocky Mount, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Yonkers, Boston, Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago, Bloomington, Minneapolis and more to be confirmed! This is by far the biggest “Byrne and Kelly” tour to date!
For more details and ticketing information, check out:
Best New Album
“Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly – Acoustically Irish”
Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly
Best Duo in a Pub, Festival, Concert
Thank you to everybody who voted and helped share the message – these two awards are very much appreciated!
Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly are bringing their “Acoustic by Candlelight” show on tour during January and February 2014!
Ryan Kelly from the Moy, County Tyrone and Neil Byrne from Bray, County Wicklow have been performing their live show together called “Acoustic by Candlelight” for two years and have sold out four previous tours. You can expect Neil and Ryan to perform a mix of songs from their solo albums, some Celtic Thunder favourites, and songs from their album “Acoustically Irish” that went straight to #1 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart upon release.
Currently both men are leading members of Celtic Thunder, the Irish and Scottish music group and have just completed a successful 67 date tour of North America. In the recent past, they have performed in many prestigious venues such as Radio City Music Hall New York, sang for the US President and his family in the White House and entertained the Troops in The Pentagon to name but a few.
Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly – Acoustic by Candlelight
Dallas, TX – Poor David’s Pub
Houston, TX – Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
20th and 21st
Atlanta, GA – Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta
22nd and 23rd
Jacksonville, FL – Culhane’s Irish Pub
Cornelius / Charlotte, NC – Galway Hooker Irish Restaurant
Pittsburgh, PA – Mullaney’s Harp and Fiddle
Philadelphia, PA – Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia
28th and 29th
Boston, MA – 6B Lounge
Yonkers, NY – Rory Dolan’s
Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Irish Center
Lakewood / Cleveland, OH – Winchester Music Hall
Berkley, MI – O’Mara’s Irish Restaurant
5th and 6th
Barrington, IL – McGonigal’s Pub
All Shows Include Meet and Greet with Neil and Ryan
The Irish Music Association of America have nominated Ryan and Neil in two categories for their upcoming awards in January 2014 – “Best Duo in a Pub, Festival, Concert” and “Best New Irish CD” for “Acoustically Irish”. The songs on Acoustically Irish were all carefully chosen and embrace Celtic and Irish sounds, ranging from “Back Home in Derry”, “On Raglan Road”, “The Fields of Athenry”, “The Rose of Allendale” and “The Water is Wide” to the Hothouse Flower’s “Don’t Go”, Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” and Paddy Casey’s “Saints and Sinners” – amongst many others.
You can expect to hear these and many more during an evening of “Acoustic by Candlelight”
Tickets and further details are now available from: http://www.acousticbycandlelight.com
Sixteen shows into the 2013 Mythology tour concludes our Canadian leg and has been a wonderful start to our new project. Recording Mythology over a year ago now was one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable projects I’ve ever been a part of. Taking Mythology on the road and performing it to hundreds of thousands of people was the real test… From the first show in Abbotsford Canada I was on a complete high as a standing ovation at the end of the show filled the arena. It brought mixed emotions of pride, satisfaction, relief and being very happy to have got through the first show remembering all of the details!
We have now finished the Canadian leg of our tour and have just started our US leg being very excited to share our new music with all our Celtic Thunder fans, new and old. It has been quite a whirlwind year so far, spending so much time back at base in Ireland was really nice to be with family and friends so often but it proved to be one of the busiest years I have had… It was time to start a new project, one that myself and my friend and partner in crime Mr. Ryan Kelly had been talking about for quite some time… The “Acoustic by Candlelight” album. Whilst touring in Australia, US and Canada 2012 we had been asked if there would be an “ABC” album on the way. With the support of the fans and the CT down time it felt like the ideal moment to start making the album a work in progress… And so it began, what we wanted to achieve was to record our favorite Irish songs in “ABC” acoustic fashion, with a mix of Irish classics such as “On Raglan Road” and “The Fields of Athenry” and modern contemporary classics such as “Don’t Go” and “Beautiful Affair”. Giving all eleven tracks a new sound-scape and injecting some youth into the productions… I mean myself and Ryan is not over the hill just yet ay!!!
Almost every day and night of the summer was spent arranging and recording the tracks… Some of which did not make it to the album but it’s always good to have choices. After the bed tracks and guide vocals where down it was time to get our amazingly talented friends in. First of all, I made my way to Galway and spent a few days with Declan O’Donoghue our CT drummer and close friend… Declan brought his ‘A’ game to the table as always… So between us we came up with the percussion patterns needed for each track and Deco nailed it as usual! The next color to be added was the most important lead instrument “violin” and who else to give us the sound that was to be a mix of traditional fiddle and classically trained violin playing… The only one to fit the bill was CT’s Nicole Hudson. She is the most talented violinist I know, not only having a naturally beautiful tone and feel, she has a fantastic ear for melody, so to record Nicole is a joy in hearing back the magic she provides. You will also be familiar with Barry Kerr who plays tin whistle on there as well. Seamus Brett played piano on two of the tracks and I played the rest of the piano tracks myself – in addition to bass, mandolin and guitars. Final mixes where engineered in the studio Van Morrison used to own… “Windmill Lane Studios” in Dublin. Spending some late nights there was a must to get it polished off before tour. Knowing that I was mixing in an old haunted Dublin studio kept my eyes open in the early hours… I fill you in on that another day Wink We are just one day away from tangible release… I am so excited to have it in my own hands and for you to have yours more importantly!
I hope we have answered your call and you have many hours of listening enjoyment.
Much love for now… Catch you later.
You can find out more about the album here as well as purchase links:
“Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly – Acoustically Irish” will be released on October 1st 2013
For more information, check out the official page:
Tickets still available for Celtic Thunder shows all across North America www.celticthunder.ie/tour
April showers is right… it’s lashing rain, another good day to work on some up and coming “Pale blue Jak” compositions… now is the time because come May 6th myself and Ryan will make our way to Dublin airport to fly to the Big Apple to start another of our acoustic tours. It has been an exciting time putting together our own travel plans, venues, hotels etc even though a bit stressful sometimes. Everybody has been so helpful posting up and emailing venue recommendations, thank you so much for that, it has helped no end…
The only problem myself and Ryan have been left with is that we cannot get to every place that has been suggested. We will be starting our venture and finishing on the East Coast of America due to some promotional interviews. We have made provisional plans to tour the West and South US and also Canada between CT tours, plus we would really like to take in some parts of Europe and even Australia if possible. We really want to give everyone a chance to get to a gig.
Last night I sat up late reading letters and cards sent from all over the world to my PO Box. I can’t begin to tell you all how appreciative I am of your support… because of the large volume of mail it is pretty impossible to write back with the time given but just to let you know that I do read everything and I know the rest of the guys do too.
Mr John will be uploading more post box videos as we go.
Well guys, it has stopped raining, the sun has come out, I think I’ll get a stroll in the park before getting back to the recording, I can always hear things much clearer on my return, but sure isn’t that the same for everything