Ryan Young are performing at TradLive 2017 – Hands Up for Trad’s Online Music Festival . You can watch them perform on the 23rd September from 2pm to 11pm on YouTube. Read about Ryan Young below.
Ryan Young is an emerging young fiddle player from Scotland – one of a ‘new wave’ of young players bringing fresh and inventive ideas to traditional Scottish music.
Ryan’s fiddle playing is brimming with fresh melodic ideas, an uplifting rhythmic drive and a great depth of dynamics and precision.
Ryan’s violin sound is very distinctive and he always manages to take the listener on an adventurous and emotional journey in any performance. Ryan studied and graduated with a first class honours degree in Scottish Music from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has now also completed his Master’s in Music. Ryan is a two time BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Finalist, a Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner and was as a finalist in BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician in both 2015 and 2016.
In December 2016, at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016, Ryan was named ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’.
Ryan focuses mainly on Scottish music, bringing new life to very old, often forgotten tunes by playing them in his own unique way. He is very influenced by the fiddle playing of County Clare, Ireland and has been fascinated by the playing of renowned fiddlers such as Bobby Casey, Paddy Canny, PJ and Martin Hayes and Tommy Potts from Dublin.
Ryan Young is now looking to bring his music to wider audiences, having recorded his debut album in with triple Grammy award winning producer, Jesse Lewis. Due to be officially released in August 2017 at Feakle festival accompanied by Dennis Cahill.
Particular highlights for Ryan include opening for Martin Hayes at Celtic Connections 2017 as well as performing alongside guitarist, Dennis Cahill at Feakle Traditional Music Festival in County Clare, Ireland. Ryan is very much looking forward to performing with Dennis at Feakle Festival again this August for the launch of his debut album, 'Ryan Young'.
Debut CD, 'Ryan Young'
Visit http://www.ryanyoung.scot for more information on Ryan Young.
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