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


24 comments

  • B

    B Allentown/Bethlehem

    Hi Ryan, Thanks for the update. Looking forward to seeing you. Loving the album, well done! Barbara

    Hi Ryan, Thanks for the update. Looking forward to seeing you. Loving the album, well done! Barbara

  • Jean Esposito

    Jean Esposito Lafayette, Indiana, USA

    Love the new album & really looking forward to seeing you in Indianapolis on your tour in the good old USA. Missed seeing the whole group last year and looking forward to seeing Celtic Thunder in the fall. I hope you all play in Carmel, Indiana again - it's such a beautiful venue. God bless each and every one of you & I pray for safe travels for each of you also. jean

    Love the new album & really looking forward to seeing you in Indianapolis on your tour in the good old USA.

    Missed seeing the whole group last year and looking forward to seeing Celtic Thunder in the fall. I hope you all
    play in Carmel, Indiana again - it's such a beautiful venue.

    God bless each and every one of you & I pray for safe travels for each of you also.
    jean

  • Maggie Costello Tedesco

    Maggie Costello Tedesco new jersey usa

    Congratulations on another winner. I am loving all of your music, I remember a certain shipboard concert with you and Neil, I said something like "you should take it on the road" you replied "watch this space"! And the rest is now history! Never stop writing and bringing your music. to us please! See you in Philly. Safe travels, Maggid

    Congratulations on another winner. I am loving all of your music, I remember a certain shipboard concert with you and Neil, I said something like "you should take it on the road" you replied "watch this space"!
    And the rest is now history!
    Never stop writing and bringing your music. to us please!
    See you in Philly. Safe travels,
    Maggid

  • Donna Bonaccorso

    Donna Bonaccorso Sudbury Ontario Canada

    The way you worded about the B&K tour makes it sound as if Nicole won't be on it.. Tell us she is, love her playing her violin.

    The way you worded about the B&K tour makes it sound as if Nicole won't be on it.. Tell us she is, love her playing her violin.

  • Diane Harrington

    Diane Harrington Boulder Creek, California

    Greetings Mr Kelly😀 Y'all did yourselves proud it's a fine CD. I am enjoying listen to it and will have more to say soon. I do wish you guys were bringing your act to the Bay Area 😕 Best of luck in all you do my dear. xo Diane Harrington >^,,^

    Greetings Mr Kelly😀 Y'all did yourselves proud it's a fine CD. I am enjoying listen to it and will have more to say soon. I do wish you guys were bringing your act to the Bay Area 😕
    Best of luck in all you do my dear. xo
    Diane Harrington >^,,^

  • Renee Jolley

    Renee Jolley

    LOVE the new album! Looking forward to seeing you guys in a couple of months! xx

    LOVE the new album! Looking forward to seeing you guys in a couple of months! xx

  • Nancy B

    Nancy B Allentown /Bethlehem

    Your new album does not disappoint. All the songs are fantastic!! Looking forward to hearing the stories behind them. See you in Bethlehem.

    Your new album does not disappoint. All the songs are fantastic!! Looking forward to hearing the stories behind them. See you in Bethlehem.

  • Christy G

    Christy G Connecticut

    Ryan, You are so humble and such a gifted artist. Echoes is amazing and I cannot get enough of it and cannot wait to see it come to life live! You give so much to your fans, thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Continued success!!

    Ryan,
    You are so humble and such a gifted artist. Echoes is amazing and I cannot get enough of it and cannot wait to see it come to life live! You give so much to your fans, thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Continued success!!

  • Jan Ford

    Jan Ford Denver, CO

    What is there to be added to what I have already said about this lush music you have brought to us, I listen constantly & am so pleased with all of it. Irish storytelling at its best. thank you. I will be at both shows in Kansas City. Congratulations!

    What is there to be added to what I have already said about this lush music you have brought to us, I listen constantly & am so pleased with all of it. Irish storytelling at its best. thank you. I will be at both shows in Kansas City. Congratulations!

  • Wendi Thompson

    Wendi Thompson Austin, TX

    Loving the cd as well! Was there any doubt! On my computer, on my phone and copy disc in the car! Waiting for the original hard copy as well! Coming no where near me this time. Perhaps a DVD of one of the shows with music and discussion of the songs for us unlucky souls?? Love always, Wendi

    Loving the cd as well! Was there any doubt! On my computer, on my phone and copy disc in the car! Waiting for the original hard copy as well! Coming no where near me this time. Perhaps a DVD of one of the shows with music and discussion of the songs for us unlucky souls?? Love always, Wendi

  • Marcia D

    Marcia D Butler Pa. USA.

    Ryan I want to send you just the right comment about yours and Neils new album "Echoes." To use just the perfect words, I looked up beautiful in the Thesaurus. Now I have bigger problem because I found many descriptive words. Here are just a few, magnificent, classy, breath taking ,delightful, marvelous,and really entertaining. Take your choice. Can't wait to see you in Pittsburgh Pa. xx

    Ryan I want to send you just the right comment about yours and Neils new album "Echoes." To use just the perfect words, I looked up beautiful in the Thesaurus. Now I have bigger problem because I found many descriptive words. Here are just a few, magnificent, classy, breath taking ,delightful, marvelous,and really entertaining. Take your choice. Can't wait to see you in Pittsburgh Pa. xx

  • Lei

    Lei Manchester, CT USA

    Ryan, As always, your music touches so many of us simply due to you and Neil and Peter and Nicole putting your heart and soul into it. It is clearly evident by the lyrics and wonderful music how much singing and writing means to you all. I have all of your albums - both solo and with ABC and Byrne & Kelly along with Neil's. I listen to these albums both in physical and MP3 form - this way I can take them where I go :) I have listened to the progression of your music, and it's nothing less than amazing. I am always thinking when you say you have a new album coming out "how can they top the last one?" Yet, you do time and time again. Echoes is no exception - it's purely magical. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. God Bless you all!

    Ryan, As always, your music touches so many of us simply due to you and Neil and Peter and Nicole putting your heart and soul into it. It is clearly evident by the lyrics and wonderful music how much singing and writing means to you all. I have all of your albums - both solo and with ABC and Byrne & Kelly along with Neil's. I listen to these albums both in physical and MP3 form - this way I can take them where I go smile I have listened to the progression of your music, and it's nothing less than amazing. I am always thinking when you say you have a new album coming out "how can they top the last one?" Yet, you do time and time again. Echoes is no exception - it's purely magical. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. God Bless you all!

  • Jennifer Boze

    Jennifer Boze Pineville, Missouri

    Echoes is beyond brilliant, Ryan! You guys did a fabulous job, and complement each other's talents so well! As nerve-racking as it is to share you "baby" with us, rest assured Echoes will be at the top of our Favorites list for years to come. I'm literally searching for stronger adjectives, because even fabulous and brilliant aren't strong enough for how much I love the lyrics and musical arrangements. Bless you for sharing so much of your selves with us! See you at the album launch in Olathe next month! We are so very excited to be able to share it with you! Well done, lad!

    Echoes is beyond brilliant, Ryan! You guys did a fabulous job, and complement each other's talents so well! As nerve-racking as it is to share you "baby" with us, rest assured Echoes will be at the top of our Favorites list for years to come. I'm literally searching for stronger adjectives, because even fabulous and brilliant aren't strong enough for how much I love the lyrics and musical arrangements. Bless you for sharing so much of your selves with us!

    See you at the album launch in Olathe next month! We are so very excited to be able to share it with you!

    Well done, lad!

  • Di Fairbrother

    Di Fairbrother Adelaide south Australia

    Love 'Echoes' have had it a couple of days and listened to it in its entirety probably 5 times. You amaze me with your talents, the lyrics are all brilliant and so different. Your two voices just get better and better if that's possible and the harmonies are truly moving. Ryan you are so humble and you and Neil are such talents. Can't see Australia on the list but hope desperately that you will be bringing the album live down under!

    Love 'Echoes' have had it a couple of days and listened to it in its entirety probably 5 times. You amaze me with your talents, the lyrics are all brilliant and so different. Your two voices just get better and better if that's possible and the harmonies are truly moving. Ryan you are so humble and you and Neil are such talents. Can't see Australia on the list but hope desperately that you will be bringing the album live down under!

  • Lynda Buote

    Lynda Buote PEI, Eastern Canada

    Hi Ryan, Just wanted to add my voice to everyone else's...this one is the best yet.But that is a given considering the talent involved. Can't wait for the CD. Life is good, you guys are on the way up, up....Just "ECHOES" of past performances, A#1. Couldn't resist. Can't wait for Summer. Hope both Peter. & Nicole are with you two, would be grand. Carry on.

    Hi Ryan, Just wanted to add my voice to everyone else's...this one is the best yet.But that is a given considering the talent involved. Can't wait for the CD. Life is good, you guys are on the way up, up....Just "ECHOES" of past performances, A#1. Couldn't resist. Can't wait for Summer. Hope both Peter. & Nicole are with you two, would be grand. Carry on.

  • Carol Ann Blankenship

    Carol Ann Blankenship Loudon TN

    Thanks for the update Ryan. Looking forward to getting the new album, I have listened to the samples and OMG, they sound so amazing. You guys have outdone yourselves on this one! Safe travels next week, as always you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much Love, Carol

    Thanks for the update Ryan. Looking forward to getting the new album, I have listened to the samples and OMG, they sound so amazing. You guys have outdone yourselves on this one! Safe travels next week, as always you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much Love, Carol

  • Deb Pevlin

    Deb Pevlin Westfield, MA

    Thanks for the update, love your blogs they are always so well worded and heartfelt. Looking forward to purchasing your new album at the show in Canton, MA. Previewed it on cdbaby and it's fantastic! You mention that Peter Sheridan will be with you on the tour, but what about Nicole? She will be with you also, right? Safe travels on your PBS tour!

    Thanks for the update, love your blogs they are always so well worded and heartfelt. Looking forward to purchasing your new album at the show in Canton, MA. Previewed it on cdbaby and it's fantastic! You mention that Peter Sheridan will be with you on the tour, but what about Nicole? She will be with you also, right? Safe travels on your PBS tour!

  • Dolores Moore

    Dolores Moore Pennsylvania U S A

    Ryan, so glad you found your niche in life you've made guite a few people happy.The very first show you had that magnetism that drew people to you- your voice and kindness all in one! I 'm sure to get your new album soon, can't wait to hear it-all your songs are great!

    Ryan, so glad you found your niche in life you've made guite a few people happy.The very first show you had that magnetism that drew people to you- your voice and kindness all in one! I 'm sure to get your new album soon, can't wait to hear it-all your songs are great!

  • Dolores Weck

    Dolores Weck Upland, CA

    What can I add to the accolades already expressed! I. too. have heard only the samples of the songs on the album and am anxiously waiting for March 4th and my CD coming from Amazon. Have M&G tix for Tampa while visiting my sister AND M&G for here in Los Angeles in July. Just can't get enough of you two lads and your brilliant music. I thank my lucky stars that I found Celtic Thunder on KCET in Los Angeles last year, became smitten :-) and have followed both CT and B&K ever since!

    What can I add to the accolades already expressed! I. too. have heard only the samples of the songs on the album and am anxiously waiting for March 4th and my CD coming from Amazon. Have M&G tix for Tampa while visiting my sister AND M&G for here in Los Angeles in July. Just can't get enough of you two lads and your brilliant music. I thank my lucky stars that I found Celtic Thunder on KCET in Los Angeles last year, became smitten :-) and have followed both CT and B&K ever since!

  • Debra

    Debra Lancaster California

    I am loving the new album echoes I listen to everyday almost all day long this album is truly amazing you and Neil really have put done your selives with echoes as will as peter and Nicole you are all truly amazing and I can't wait to get to hear all the story's and wonderful music in July so intil then have safe travels and a big hello to Larry 🎶💚🍀😊

    I am loving the new album echoes I listen to everyday almost all day long this album is truly amazing you and Neil really have put done your selives with echoes as will as peter and Nicole you are all truly amazing and I can't wait to get to hear all the story's and wonderful music in July so intil then have safe travels and a big hello to Larry 🎶💚🍀😊

  • Linda Dellaca

    Linda Dellaca Perth Western Australia

    Ryan i have only heard about you and Celtic Thunder 3 weeks before your concert in Bunbury. My son played the song Islands Call and i fell in love with the group. I have always loved the Irish and i am planing on going to Island in 2019 for 6 weeks. When i heard thst you were here in Australia i did everything i could to get the money to go and see you guys in Bunbury which i can honestly tell you, that i have been to a lot concerts in my life and none moved me as much as you guys did in Bunbury Australia. Your voices are truely amazing and i could listern to all 24/7. I also read that you had had an accident which they put you in to a coma to heal your brain. Ryan i am so glad that you came back to us, because with a voice and the talent that you have we would have been robbed of an amazing man. When i saw you guys in Bunbury i studied all of you when you sang and you sang your songs through your eyes as they sparkled when you were on stage. Ryan you have beautiful eyes and tou ahow your felling in your songs through your eyes and that is a great thing. Your face lights up when your on stage. I am so glad i got the chance to see Celtic Thunder when i did as i only had a week to get the ticket. I can not wait until you and Celtic Thunder come back to Australia. How do I buy your music and videos with Celtic Thunder and your personal music please???. I am listerning to your song with Neil called American Dreams and i love it.everyone of you guys in Celtic Thunder have such a gift and I am so blessed have had the privilege of hearing your all sing. I woukd love to join your fan club but do not know how as i am still kearning the computer. I am a computer dummy lolso thus is all so new to me. Could you please tell me how to join i would truly be grateful to you, and thank you.... for being you.

    Ryan i have only heard about you and Celtic Thunder 3 weeks before your concert in Bunbury. My son played the song Islands Call and i fell in love with the group. I have always loved the Irish and i am planing on going to Island in 2019 for 6 weeks. When i heard thst you were here in Australia i did everything i could to get the money to go and see you guys in Bunbury which i can honestly tell you, that i have been to a lot concerts in my life and none moved me as much as you guys did in Bunbury Australia. Your voices are truely amazing and i could listern to all 24/7. I also read that you had had an accident which they put you in to a coma to heal your brain. Ryan i am so glad that you came back to us, because with a voice and the talent that you have we would have been robbed of an amazing man. When i saw you guys in Bunbury i studied all of you when you sang and you sang your songs through your eyes as they sparkled when you were on stage. Ryan you have beautiful eyes and tou ahow your felling in your songs through your eyes and that is a great thing. Your face lights up when your on stage. I am so glad i got the chance to see Celtic Thunder when i did as i only had a week to get the ticket. I can not wait until you and Celtic Thunder come back to Australia. How do I buy your music and videos with Celtic Thunder and your personal music please???. I am listerning to your song with Neil called American Dreams and i love it.everyone of you guys in Celtic Thunder have such a gift and I am so blessed have had the privilege of hearing your all sing. I woukd love to join your fan club but do not know how as i am still kearning the computer. I am a computer dummy lolso thus is all so new to me. Could you please tell me how to join i would truly be grateful to you, and thank you.... for being you.

  • Holly

    Holly Sacramento, CA (Lincoln)

    Hi Ryan, I was introduced to Celtic Thunder a few years ago, around the same time I started learning violin. I have always felt an affinity to Celtic music and the land, even though I have never been before, it calls to my heart. It's funny, I just listened to your song American Dream and thought of writing a song of Ireland dreaming from an American's perspective😃 I am going to be in Boston by chance from Sept 27 to Oct 3 if you are in the area I would love to meet you and buy you a pint! Until then safe journeys, "riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise, Thou my inheritance now and always" my favorite hymn😂

    Hi Ryan, I was introduced to Celtic Thunder a few years ago, around the same time I started learning violin. I have always felt an affinity to Celtic music and the land, even though I have never been before, it calls to my heart. It's funny, I just listened to your song American Dream and thought of writing a song of Ireland dreaming from an American's perspective😃 I am going to be in Boston by chance from Sept 27 to Oct 3 if you are in the area I would love to meet you and buy you a pint! Until then safe journeys, "riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise, Thou my inheritance now and always" my favorite hymn😂

  • Jean

    Jean Stell

    You two are my favorites. Can't wait to get your album. I hear it is wonderful

    You two are my favorites. Can't wait to get your album. I hear it is wonderful

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