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Byrne and Kelly Release Second Album, 'Live in Australia'

After three years of successfully touring America and most recently Australia and Canada - Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly release their second album "Byrne and Kelly - Live in Australia". Recorded in "The Vanguard" venue in Sydney, Australia on June 18th and 19th 2014 to a lively audience as part of the debut Australian tour. This new album features a selection of the most popular songs you will hear at a "Byrne and Kelly" show including the originals "American Dream", "Sadie Jones and I", Irish favorites "The Fields of Athenry", "On Raglan Road", the well known "Wagon Wheel" the classic hit song from Australia "Land Down Under" and more.

"Thanks to all of our fans for your unbelievable support for us over the past few years. This album is for all who have been able to attend our live shows and those who haven't had the chance to do that yet - we hope this album helps you to re-live those memories or make new ones..." Ryan and Neil

The Irish Music Association of America awarded Ryan and Neil with "Best Duo" in a Concert, Pub, Festival and "Best New Album" in 2013 for their debut album "Acoustically Irish". In addition to going straight to the Billboard World Album Chart #1 position upon release in October 2013, "Acoustically Irish" was an iTunes US, Canada and Australia World Album Chart #1, Amazon US World Album #1 and Celtic Album #1 and a CD Baby Global Chart #1.

Ryan and Neil have been touring their show since March 2010. The most recent tour in summer 2014 included 5 shows in Australia, 12 in Canada and over 40 in America. With performances in such venues as The Great Hall - Toronto, The Arts Club Revue Stage - Vancouver, Berklee College of Music - Boston, The Harvester Performance Hall - Rocky Mount, Pikes Peak Center - Colorado Springs, Visual Arts Collective - Boise, Hard Rock Cafe - Philadelphia and Atlanta, The Cabaret at Theater Square - Pittsburgh, The Kansas City Irish Festival and many more. They were joined on this tour by the very talented Nicole Hudson on violin and Peter Sheridan on keyboard and mandolin. With many radio and press interviews all across Australia, Canada and America and TV appearances on Fox 2 Detroit, Good Morning Idaho ABC6 and Fox9 Idaho and Great Day SA in San Antonio, Texas, "Byrne and Kelly" have been winning fans all over.

Ryan Kelly from the Moy, County Tyrone and Neil Byrne from Bray, County Wicklow have each been writing, performing and releasing music for years in various different bands, groups and productions. Both are currently leading members of the Irish and Scottish music group "Celtic Thunder", who have sold millions of albums around the World and performed to hundreds of thousands across North America and Australia.

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