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








 

11 comments

  • Red

    Red Missouri

    Happy New Year Ryan! Thank you for sharing your amazing music with us and here's to an even bigger and brighter 2016!

    Happy New Year Ryan! Thank you for sharing your amazing music with us and here's to an even bigger and brighter 2016!

  • Cathy G

    Cathy G

    Happhy New Year!! Love these two songs!! Great jod!! See ya in 2016!!

    Happhy New Year!! Love these two songs!! Great jod!! See ya in 2016!!

  • Cathy G

    Cathy G

    Happy New Year!! Wishing you all the best for 2016!! Love these two songs!! Thanks for all you do for us!

    Happy New Year!! Wishing you all the best for 2016!! Love these two songs!! Thanks for all you do for us!

  • JRCan

    JRCan

    The very Happiest of New Years to you and all those you hold dear! Love you and your music and hope 2016 brings lots more happiness and success your way. Love the acoustic tunes; thanks for them. Looking forward to the new "Originals" album and will see you and Neil in Atlanta! (I'll be in Mississippi for a family reunion just before your Atlanta gig. So I'll just make a quick drive across Alabama and see you there!) Glad it worked out that way, since you aren't coming to Texas for the album release tour. Give Larry, Molly, and Rory hugs for me. Love, Judi

    The very Happiest of New Years to you and all those you hold dear! Love you and your music and hope 2016 brings lots more happiness and success your way. Love the acoustic tunes; thanks for them. Looking forward to the new "Originals" album and will see you and Neil in Atlanta! (I'll be in Mississippi for a family reunion just before your Atlanta gig. So I'll just make a quick drive across Alabama and see you there!) Glad it worked out that way, since you aren't coming to Texas for the album release tour. Give Larry, Molly, and Rory hugs for me.
    Love,
    Judi

  • Janine Westby

    Janine Westby Tacoma, WA

    Happy New Year! It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. 2015 had it's share of ups and downs, but we're on the other side of them now. It's time to reflect on all that has been. Time to celebrate our triumphs, as well as to mourn our losses. It's that time of year when we realize that, as difficult as some may be, we need all of the many ups and downs that intersect on our journey down this road of life. It's the curves in the road that give our lives character and highlight our strengths. Right there helping us along the way is music. Music is one of the constant pleasures of my life. Music simply is good for the soul. No matter what you are going through, music is right there by your side ready to be exactly what you need it to be at that particular moment in time. Thank you for sharing the gifts of your music. Whether your own songs, or Neil and your songs, they bring so much to all who hear them. Your music is an unconditional gift that continues to touch lives of all those who hear it. What a beautiful gift to share with the world. Aside from your music, thank you for sharing your heart and giving so much of yourself to those around you. Your generosity brings smiles, laughter and comfort to many. Thank you! I'm looking forward to continuing to follow your musical journey in 2106. I am certain that all of the great music and craic will continue on in 2016! I'm looking forward to seeing you in March and a few more stops along the way. May 2016 bring with it a bounty of blessings, good health, continued success and the love of family and friends to you and yours! big HUGS, Janine

    Happy New Year!

    It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. 2015 had it's share of ups and downs, but we're on the other side of them now. It's time to reflect on all that has been. Time to celebrate our triumphs, as well as to mourn our losses. It's that time of year when we realize that, as difficult as some may be, we need all of the many ups and downs that intersect on our journey down this road of life. It's the curves in the road that give our lives character and highlight our strengths.

    Right there helping us along the way is music. Music is one of the constant pleasures of my life. Music simply is good for the soul. No matter what you are going through, music is right there by your side ready to be exactly what you need it to be at that particular moment in time. Thank you for sharing the gifts of your music. Whether your own songs, or Neil and your songs, they bring so much to all who hear them. Your music is an unconditional gift that continues to touch lives of all those who hear it. What a beautiful gift to share with the world. Aside from your music, thank you for sharing your heart and giving so much of yourself to those around you. Your generosity brings smiles, laughter and comfort to many. Thank you!

    I'm looking forward to continuing to follow your musical journey in 2106. I am certain that all of the great music and craic will continue on in 2016! I'm looking forward to seeing you in March and a few more stops along the way.

    May 2016 bring with it a bounty of blessings, good health, continued success and the love of family and friends to you and yours!

    big HUGS,
    Janine

  • Laura

    Laura Seattle

    First of all Happy new year 😊 Ryan and Larry Kelly! Thank you for all the joys of your music 🎶 with Celtic thunder and with Neil Bryne...You are a joy to watch and good looking to booot! Please include Seattle in your 2016 tours...

    First of all Happy new year 😊 Ryan and Larry Kelly! Thank you for all the joys of your music 🎶 with Celtic thunder and with Neil Bryne...You are a joy to watch and good looking to booot! Please include Seattle in your 2016 tours...

  • Jean Lightfoot

    Jean Lightfoot

    Thanks for taking the time to do this, Ryan. As always, we also appreciate all of your efforts. Just want to wish you a very happy and healthy 2016! Hope to see you out on the road. :)

    Thanks for taking the time to do this, Ryan. As always, we also appreciate all of your efforts. Just want to wish you a very happy and healthy 2016! Hope to see you out on the road. smile

  • Cindy

    Cindy

    Hello Ryan and Larry! Wishing you all a wonderful New Year as it gets ready to arrive! You have brought so much joy to our lives Ryan with your music and entertainment. We have enjoyed Bryne and Kelly and Celtic Thunder so very much. Really hoping you folks will make it to the East Coast in the States this year. May you, Larry and your family have a lovely New Year filled with Peace, Great Health and Much Happiness! God Bless

    Hello Ryan and Larry!
    Wishing you all a wonderful New Year as it gets ready to arrive! You have brought so much joy to our lives Ryan with your music and entertainment. We have enjoyed Bryne and Kelly and Celtic Thunder so very much. Really hoping you folks will make it to the East Coast in the States this year.
    May you, Larry and your family have a lovely New Year filled with Peace, Great Health and Much Happiness! God Bless

  • Neta Kaye

    Neta Kaye Atlanta, GA.

    Thank you so much for taking the time out to share this with us tonight! You are so loyal to your Fans! Have the Happiest of New Years Ryan! We'll see ya out there on the road! Always here to support you and your music! xoxo Moe says Best Wishes in the New Year and thanks again for all you do for us! God Bless you and your Family!

    Thank you so much for taking the time out to share this with us tonight! You are so loyal to your Fans! Have the Happiest of New Years Ryan! We'll see ya out there on the road! Always here to support you and your music! xoxo
    Moe says Best Wishes in the New Year and thanks again for all you do for us! God Bless you and your Family!

  • Barbara

    Barbara Bethlehem PA

    Dear Ryan, It was so thoughtful of you to sing a few songs for all your fans tonight. Here's wishing you, Larry, and your family and friends a very Happy New Year. Best Wishes for continued success to you and Neil in 2016! See you on the road!!

    Dear Ryan, It was so thoughtful of you to sing a few songs for all your fans tonight. Here's wishing you, Larry, and your family and friends a very Happy New Year. Best Wishes for continued success to you and Neil in 2016! See you on the road!!

  • Sandra

    Sandra Cologne, Germany

    Hey Ryan, thanks for the new blog and a happy new year to you. Just got back from a two day hospital stay with my son and was so happy to find a new blog from you. Thank you so much for the two videos. I love this version of Broken things best ever since I heard it first on your Myspace-Page way back when. To me this song has it utmost power when it's just your voice and your guitar. I always loved that particular Tracy Chapman song, so I'm a very happy camper right know. So I wish you a very happy 2016. Mine didn't start quite that well, but since I'm travelling to Ireland at the end of the monthit can only get better. Take care, Sandra xx

    Hey Ryan,
    thanks for the new blog and a happy new year to you. Just got back from a two day hospital stay with my son and was so happy to find a new blog from you. Thank you so much for the two videos. I love this version of Broken things best ever since I heard it first on your Myspace-Page way back when. To me this song has it utmost power when it's just your voice and your guitar. I always loved that particular Tracy Chapman song, so I'm a very happy camper right know.
    So I wish you a very happy 2016. Mine didn't start quite that well, but since I'm travelling to Ireland at the end of the monthit can only get better.
    Take care, Sandra xx

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