Photo Coverage: Byrne and Kelly Play the Loreto Theatre at The Sheen Center
After successfully touring America and most recently Australia and Canada - Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly are back touring the United States with a follow up tour to last year's release of "Byrne and Kelly - "Echoes." And now the "Echoes" The Story DVD has also been released.
Echoes, is a collection of nine original tracks and the well known Irish classic 'Step It Out Mary'. During a remote weekend writing retreat in County Cavan, Ireland with fellow musicians Nicole Hudson and Peter Sheridan, the seed for the Echoes album was planted. Just over a year later, the result is a 10 track album featuring songs that highlight their rich, Irish culture and experiences traveling the world playing music. Echoe sreceived immediate chart success following its release in February of 2016 and hit the #1 spot on the iTunes World Music chart, Billboard Top 5 World Album, #1 Amazon Traditional Folk and #1 Amazon Traditional British & Folk charts, Amazon Top 100 Album, and Google Play Top World Album.
The Duo played last night at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theatre on 18 Bleecker Street, New York City
This duo is comprised of Celtic Thunder's Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly. Driven by vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly dives into combining genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound. During a remote weekend writing retreat in County Cavan, Ireland with fellow musicians Nicole Hudson and Peter Sheridan, the seed for the Echoes album was planted. Just over a year later, the result is a 10 track album featuring songs that highlight their rich, Irish culture and experiences traveling the world playing music. Neil and Ryan are two of the principal singers in the Irish show Celtic Thunder and have been performing in the show since it's inception in 2008.
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 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.
For further information, videos, tour details and more go to: http://www.byrneandkelly.com/
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Byrne and Kelly at The Sheen Center