Delighted to announce we have launched the 2018 Official Ryan Kelly Music Fan Club!

For more info or to purchase an annual membership (which includes an exclusive Merch bundle, personalized Christmas Card, Larry Kelly 2018 Calendar, 20% off everything in the online shop, and access to the members-only section of the site with updates / performances and other exclusives from Ryan throughout the year) please click the image above.

Delighted to announce we have launched the 2018 Official Ryan Kelly Music Fan Club!

For more info or to purchase an annual membership (which includes an exclusive Merch bundle, personalized Christmas Card, Larry Kelly 2018 Calendar, 20% off everything in the online shop, and access to the members-only section of the site with updates / performances and other exclusives from Ryan throughout the year) please click the image above.

News from Ryan

A new page and a new song! 😊 

So, after a few days writing with the Byrne and Kelly gang, I’m back working on a few things for the fan club on here! 

You may notice that the “Members Only” section of the website here is now password protected for Ryan Kelly Official Fan Club members from today. (Click here for the Fan Club Section)

For those of you who have joined the Fan Club but haven’t received your membership pack from me with your password details, just drop me a message to fanclub@ryankellymusic.com and I’ll email your details back to you. For those who wish to join the club, all the details can be found right here : Fan Club Membership Details 

To mark the first day of the new fan club section, I'm excited to share a recording of a cover of one of my favourite songs; Damien Rice’s “The Greatest Bastard.” It’s there for all fan club members to download – just click on the “Free” button and it’s yours! Hope you enjoy it!! This is the only place you can get it! 😉

Ok, now I’m back to work getting things ready for heading back on tour with Neil next week! Kansas City and Houston are our first stops before heading “down under” to Australia! I can’t wait!! Come see us if you can! All the details are here : Byrne and Kelly Tour Details

As always, thanks so much for all your support. I’ve taken great pleasure in signing and sending out all the Fan Club packs and Larry Kelly calendars over the last few weeks – only I’m not sure the lady in the Post Office here in my village is as happy seeing me come through the door with so many packages for her to send all over the world! 

Love always, 

RK xx

New Year's Eve(n better!!! 😉) 

As the time ticks down to midnight, I thought I’d drop you all a line to, first of all, wish you all a very Happy New Year for 2018 and thank you for all the support in 2017! 

It was great to get back home just before Christmas and find time to breathe and reflect on what was a pretty crazy busy – but brilliant – year both on the road and in the studios. 😉 

The Celtic Thunder schedule was certainly a busy one over the year, but I must say – I think it’s probably my most enjoyable in the ten years we’ve been together! A brilliant symphony tour performing around the US alongside amazing orchestras, another trip on the “floating Irish pub” around the Caribbean, recording and releasing an “Inspirational” album of some of our favourite spiritual songs were all diverse and rewarding projects. However, I think the preparation, recording and filming of our “Ten Year Anniversary Show” was the highlight. 26 new songs, coupled with all the nostalgia of what has been a life changing decade, culminated in a fantastic night filming the show in the Helix Theatre, Dublin in October – the place where it all began ten years’ previous! 

After releasing the album “Echoes” with Neil in 2016, I didn’t expect 2017 to be an even better year for “Byrne and Kelly” – but that’s what happened! The reaction to our film documentary, “Echoes – The Story,” was something we both took great pride in – with recognition from various film festivals and industry organisations, but, more importantly, the personal stories of how the film has meant a lot to people is one of the most gratifying things a songwriter can hear. 

On a very personal level, the donations I was able to make on your behalf to the Macmillan Cancer Society in relation to the sale of the Larry Kelly calendars over the year was something which made me very happy. To know that my late father’s memory is being used to help a charity which helped him immensely in the final weeks of his life via calendars of a wee dog he loved is something I treasure. Again, the 2018 calendars are helping to keep this connection strong and I’m so thankful for that. 2018 LK Calendar

I also finally succumb to your requests and launched the “Ryan Kelly Official Fan Club” at the end of the year!! The reaction has been great and I look forward to sharing some unique (and probably sometimes questionable!! ;-) ) exerts from my life at home and on the road over 2018. For those who haven’t received their Fan Club packs yet, don’t worry, I’m signing and sending them out day by day and I promise they’ll be with you very soon!! 😉 Ryan Kelly Official Fan Club

So, before you all start opening the bottles of expensive champagne to bring in the New Year, I guess I just want to once more thank you for all the support and love over the year. Here’s to a big year to come in 2018, but, for tonight, I’m stepping back to be thankful for the people in my life – and everything you lot give back to me. It’s why I do this job! 

Love always and Happy New Year!!! 

RK xx

 

Giving Something Back......  

I was absolutely delighted, (alongside my mum and Larry of course!) to hand over a cheque for £1,678 to Daphne from Macmillan Cancer Support from the sales of the Larry Kelly Calendar 2017. This fantastic amount came from your generosity in supporting the calendar of my wee pal in the past few months and is especially poignant for us as a family as we see it as a tribute to my late father and how much love he had for the nursing staff who cared for him in his final days, almost a year ago. 

Thank you so much again for your kindness in helping me make this contribution on your behalf. It will assist a lot of very deserving people and their families as they battle through some very difficult days. 

If anyone would still like to get a calendar (and therefore donate to the Macmillan Cancer Support group) you can still do so here : RK Music Online Store and I will forward the remaining monies on in the coming days! 

 

Again, thank you as always for all the support for my music and for your prayers for me and my family. It means the world.... ❤️❤️

 

Love,

 

RK xx 

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A few words of reflection, eight days on...... RK x   

Well, it’s been over a week since I lost my father and it’s been a time of sorrow, of longing for him to return and asking why he was taken from us, but also a time of reflection, of reminiscing, and giving thanks to have had such a driving and influential force in our lives as he was. 
Time will hopefully make his passing easier to accept, but, for now, I take great strength in thinking about all the little things that made him the most loving, genuine and special man I will ever know. 
I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has sent flowers, cards, mass bouquets, and posted messages of support and prayers during the past number of days. I have made my family aware of every single one sent to me and we have taken great solace from so many acts of kindness shown towards us. 
As I sit tonight, I think about the days ahead – returning on tour with Byrne and Kelly next week and then with Celtic Thunder later in the year, as hard as it will be leaving home this time around, I am filled with pride, knowing that my Dad will be there with me on every stage, singing along with every song and shaking his head at every bum note or wrong word I sing. J 
Music was one of my father’s greatest loves – and he’s the reason I have that same love and I know he took great pleasure in following my musical journey through me, and I believe he will continue to guide me on whatever path I’m meant to follow. 
I will dedicate these forthcoming shows to my Dad’s memory, to all the nights we played together in our front room, to all the times he made me work a little bit harder to be a little bit better – just to make him proud. Now every day – for the rest of my life – I will try to make him proud…. 
To Sean Kelly…….my father, my mentor, my hero…… 
RK xx

Listening to the "Echoes, " back on the road and competition winners!  

Hey folks! 
Just thought I’d drop in after what has been a pretty mind-blowing few days! As a lot of you will know, Friday 19th February was a date Neil and myself have been apprehensively waiting for – the day we finally got to share our new album “Echoes” with the world!! 


We’d been writing the album for over a year and have loved how it has taken shape, but there’s still always an element of fear in having worked so closely at something and not being totally sure how it’s going to be received. 
Well, I don’t think we could be any more pleased with the reactions and review we have received from you! It means so much to read how the different songs on the album have touched people in different ways – I think personally it’s all a songwriter can ask for! 
The album can be downloaded digitally from iTunes, Amazon, cdbaby and Google Play! You can also pre-order the physical copy on Amazon and cdbaby which is set for release on March 4th! 
"Echoes" on Amazon
"Echoes" on CDBaby.com

I think it has certainly also made me more excited about our upcoming “album launch” tour where Neil and myself (accompanied by Peter Sheridan) will be playing through all the songs on the album live and sharing a lot of the stories and inspirations that went into writing the songs. There are a limited number of tickets left for these shows and all the details can be found here : Byrne and Kelly album launch tour 

We also have just announced our summer tour, travelling across Canada and finishing off with a few shows in the West coast of the US. Again, details of venues and tickets can also be found here : "Byrne and Kelly" Summer Tour

However, before the “Byrne and Kelly” shows get started, I’m going to be back over in the US from next week to travel around the country appearing on quite a few PBS stations to launch the new Celtic Thunder “Legacy” show and tour! I’m really excited about the new show – I’ve only seen clips of it so far, but I’ve been told it looks and sounds fantastic, with a big tour in the US and Canada planned for the Fall! 

Lastly, I’m happy to announce that Larry selected two winners from all those who purchased items from my online store last month to win exclusive large prints, which we’ve both signed below. Congratulations to Sally Baugh and Jill Sanders – the prints are on their way to you as we speak!! Thanks again to everyone who has purchased anything from the store. I have both my albums, which I’ll happily sign and personalize and there are still some calendars left if anyone would like to look at Larry for the rest of the year!! :-) Link to RK Music online store
Thanks again for all your support in everything folks. As always, I’m forever indebted to you all. 
With love, 
  
RK xx


Something to help ease those "January Blues!!" :-)  

Hey everyone!!  

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! Thanks so much for all the support as always!  

I thought over the holiday period I'd add a few acoustic videos to my YouTube page as its been a while since I've done that, so I uploaded three songs I haven't sang in a while. I hope you liked them! For anyone who hasn't seen them yet, you can find them right here : Link to RK Music YouTube Page Enjoy! :-)  

So, I've been kept pretty busy recently finishing the writing and recording of our new Byrne and Kelly album with Neil. We're close to finishing it and hope to release the album by early March, before we go out and tour it in March/April in the US. The tickets have been selling really quickly for the tour, so thank you so much for those of you who have bought tickets so far! The shows are gonna be pretty unique, with Neil and myself basically playing through the new album song by song and talking about each song individually - and what inspired us to write it. We'll also be answering any other questions posed to us as well - so it should be pretty interesting!! The details of all the shows and tickets to them can be found here as well : Byrne and Kelly Album Launch Acoustic Tour 

Lastly, I first of all want to congratulate again those who were chosen as winners of the exclusive signed 12" x 17" prints of Larry and myself. Those prints have been signed and posted out and should be with the winners any day now.  

I actually really liked the print so much that I decided to get another two commissioned (shown below) and want to offer them as prizes as well - as a "thank you" to brighten up the January blues! :-) As I said, the prints are 12 inches x 17 inches and I will sign them (and Larry too if you wish!!) to whomever the winners would like me to personalise them to for your wall. I'll leave this competition open to anyone who orders ANYTHING from my online shop on the website from now until Valentine's Day (14th February 2016), when Larry and myself will choose two deserving winners at random! Again, these are photos that aren't in the calendar, nor on any website - so they really are exclusive to the winners!! You can enter the competition by ordering any item (albums or the calendar) from here and, as always, additional orders will mean additional entries into the hat for you!! :-) Link to RK Online Store 

Good luck to all who enter and thanks as always for all your support!!! :-)  

Love,  

RK xx

A New Year, new beginnings, new winners and a lot of thank yous!!! :-) 


Hey everyone! 

Just dropping in here on the 31st December to wish you all a very Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great Christmas with your loved ones and are raring to go for 2016! :-) 

As always, I want to say a special word of thanks to all of you who have been so kind to support me and my music over the past twelve months. Again, I couldn't do any of this without you. I've loved being out on the various tours and meeting you along the way to personally say "thanks" and look forward to a very busy 2016 - with a new "Byrne and Kelly" original album along with Neil nearly ready to release along with some B&K tours, a new PBS special, "Legacy" with Celtic Thunder due out in the Spring and extensive touring of the new show during the year in Australia and North America, along with other stuff in the pipeline yet to be confirmed, it's going to be busy - just the way I like it!! :-) 

I do want to say a special word of thanks to all of you who ordered the 2016 calendars of my side-kick Larry over the past few months! The response has been fantastic and, by all accounts, you're enjoying the thought of having him on the wall for the next twelve months! If you still wish to order one for the New Year, please just click on the link here : Larry Kelly 2016 Calendar
I'm happy to also announce that the winners of a special exclusive signed print from the photoshoot that does not feature in the calendar are as follows : Rebecca Domalenski, Jenny Elliott, Betty Sue Zant, Jean Fox and Laurie Verlardi!!! Congratulations to you all and sorry to all those who entered but didn't win! Don't worry, I'll think of more competitions soon!! These winners join the previous two winners (Alice Spring and Sheila Harting) and will be receiving the signed exclusive prints very soon!! 

So, I thought, for the day that it is, I'd record a few acoustic songs for you from my living room beside the fire this afternoon (with Larry actually lying at my feet!). I chose two songs I haven't actually sang in quite a while, "Broken Things" from my first album, and "Talkin' Bout A Revolution" by Tracy Chapman. They're two songs I love lyrically and hope you enjoy them too... 

In the meantime, again I wish you all a very happy New Year. Here's to making good memories in 2016 and, whether I see you along the road, receive a message or chat online, receive a letter from you or you simply listen to my music along the way, please know that I appreciate every last effort you make. 

Take care and God Bless....

RK xx








 

Still Time For a "Very Larry Christmas!" :-) 

Hey folks! 

So, just a quick message to let you know that, with only a few weeks now til Christmas, we've decided to extend the Black Friday Weekend promotion on the Larry Kelly calendars so that you can still get a 2016 calendar at the reduced rate of 30% percent off!!! Furthermore, if you let me know in your order who you'd like myself and Larry to sign the calendars to (if you'd like them to give as gifts, or even just for yourself!), we'd be happy to sign them and get them back to you in time to put under the tree for whomever you'd like - and give someone a whole year of Larry Kelly to look at!! :-)
 

I'm also still running the "Three Calendars For The Price of Two" promotion, so, when ordering two calendars, just let me know who you'd like the third, free calendar personalised to as well! Additionally, anyone who orders a calendar will automatically be in with a chance of getting a personalized signed “out-take” print from the photo shoot of Larry and myself – with five of these personalised prints to be won!! 

So, if you'd like to get any of the personalised calendars signed and sent out to you to make it in time for Christmas, just place an order right here and Larry and myself will get to it straight away!! : ​Calendars and Other Stuff! :-)

Thanks as always for all your support. I'm loving your messages and photos you're sending me with the signed calendars. Larry is definitely becoming more of a celebrity by the day!! :-)

Love, 

RK xx

Birthdays, Prize-winners and Christmas Gift Idea Special Deals! :-) 

So folks, I’ve a few things to chat about today!

Firstly, thank you so much for all the very kind birthday wishes, cards and gifts you sent my way for my birthday last week. It really was great to be home and not on tour (for the first time in eight years!!), but reading your comments and cards on the day still meant I had that connection to you all - which is so very important to me.

Secondly, as many of you know, it’s a certain wee Boston Terrier’s second birthday today! Yes, Larry Kelly has reached the ripe old age of two – and is acting even more of a diva on his birthday than usual!!!

We finally got to choose the two winners of the framed signed “outtake” photos from the photo shoot. I wrote all the name of those who had purchased a calendar so far and put them in a hat and had Larry grab two names. After slobbering around for a while (I so wish I’d videoed the process!) he came up with two pieces of paper! I’m happy to announce that the two winners are...... Alice Spring and Sheila Harting!!! So, congratulations to you both. I’ll be sending the signed prints out this week. Thank you also to all of you who took part in the competition…… which brings me on to the second part of this message! :-)

In seeing the response to the competition, it seemed totally unfair to me that I only had two winners, so – I’m going to run one more competition for anyone who would like to be in with a chance of getting a personalized signed “out-take” print from the photo shoot of Larry and myself – and this time I’ll extend it to FIVE WINNERS  - with every order giving you a chance to win!
 
Oh, and, most importantly, because it’s Larry’s birthday, and we thought people may like to give the calendars as present coming up to the Holidays, WE'D LIKE TO GIVE EVERYONE WHO ORDERS TWO CALENDARS A THIRD ONE FREE!!! So, just order two calendars, stipulate who you’d like Larry and I to sign them to (if you’d like them personalised for you or as a gift to someone else) and we’ll throw in a third one as a gift from us! (also let us know who you’d like the third one signed for!). Don’t worry, if you just would like to order one, that’s still totally fine and your name will be in the draw for the signed “out-take” print as well!

We’ll make the closing date for the competition for the signed prints one month from today (14th December) to give us a chance to sign them and get them out to you before Christmas!!! Good luck!! 

The link to find the calendars is right here :
Larry Calendars
 
So, I better get back to Larry’s birthday party – thanks so much for everything as always folks – your support means the absolute world to me. Lots of love from us both…. :-)
 
RK xx




 

A Special Prize To Say "Thank You" From Both Of Us... :-) 

Hey again folks! 

So I thought I’d drop you a quick line just to say thank you so much for your amazing response to Larry’s exclusive 16-month calendar! Reading your comments about how much you love seeing his wee face on your wall and seeing your photos of where you’ve been posting them and even shots of your own pets staring at it thinking, “who’s this guy?!?! “ has been brilliant!!  :-)

Anyway, the response has got me thinking about running a competition! I have a special photo of Larry and myself that I kept especially (which is not in the calendar), to give as a prize to whomever’s name I/or Larry(!!) pulls out of a hat. For every calendar you buy, I’ll write your name down to go into the hat. So two calendars = two chances to win etc… Don’t worry, the existing purchases will also be included!!

So, every calendar ordered now will be personalized by me to you and your name will go into the draw to receive one of two framed, personalized, signed photos – a photo no one else will have!! – which I will send (and get Larry to sign if you wish!) on my return home from tour.

All orders up to and including the final date of our current Byrne and Kelly tour (finishing up in Australia on the 25th October) will be included!!

Good luck and thanks so much again for all the support!! I know the real star in my house is very satisfied (and probably not so humbled!!) by your kind words and his new found fame!!! :-)

Oh, you can order your calendar by clicking right here 

Take care,
RK xx


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