Award winning singer songwriters Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly of Celtic Thunder fame will be making a much anticipated return to Australia in October for a national tour that has been enjoying rave reviews in the US.
“Byrne and Kelly have been winning fans all over” – Broadwayworld.com
Aside from their Celtic Thunder fame, Byrne and Kelly have been touring their show since March 2010 and have become known for their unique style of alt-folk, performing in such venues as The Great Hall – Toronto and Berklee College of Music – Boston. Their show is packed with incredible guitars, fiddle, mandolin and superb vocal harmonies. This time around the pair will be joined by Nicole Hudson on fiddle and backing vocals and Conal Early on keyboard, guitar and mandolin.
“We’re so excited to be embarking on our biggest Australian tour to date” says Ryan Kelly. “Visiting some new cities, with a lot of new material and some old stuff thrown in, we just can’t wait to get back “Down Under” to our brilliant Aussie fans!”
Their set list will draw from Byrne and Kelly’s debut album Acoustically Irish which took the Billboard #1 World chart position and #1 World Album on iTunes in the US, Australia and Canada plus Live in Australia, which was recorded live at The Vanguard in Sydney in June 2014 and promptly became the #1 World album on Billboard, iTunes and Amazon.
Through classic Irish storytelling, Byrne and Kelly deliver music that is both uplifting and beautiful reflecting on their childhoods growing up in both North and South of Ireland and their experiences traveling the world playing music.
“Our sound has been evolving over the past year while writing and recording our original material and we are so thrilled to offer the folks down under a taste of what’s to come on the upcoming Byrne and Kelly album! Australia is always so good to us and we can’t wait to be back.” – Neil Byrne
Driven by vocal harmonies, they effortlessly merge genres such as traditional Irish and Americana to achieve a fresh, original sound. Their new single called Home From Home has just been released worldwide. Here’s a sneak peek!
*Tickets for Perth and Brisbane can be purchased on www.oztix.com and at the venue.