Fiddler Ryan Young brings new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music, receiving international praise for his spell – binding interpretations. His debut album was recorded by triple GRAMMY winner Jesse Lewis, and launched accompanied by renowned guitarist, Dennis Cahill.
Ryan focuses on traditional Scottish music, bringing new life to very old, often forgotten tunes by playing them in his own unique way. He is very influenced by the fiddle playing of County Clare, Ireland however, and has been fascinated by the playing of renowned fiddlers such as Bobby Casey, Paddy Canny, PJ and Martin Hayes and Tommy Potts from Dublin.
Ryan ’ s fiddle playing is brimming with fresh melodic ideas, an uplifting rhythmic drive and a great depth of dynamics and precision. His sound is very distinctive and he always manages to take the listener on an adventurous and emotional journey in any performance.
He has received numerous Scots Trad Awards nominations, was nominated for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and winner of Folking.com ’ s Best Musician.
‘ Ryan Young with Jenn Butterworth ’ was the only UK artist selected to perform at the prestigious WOMEX conference showcase in 2019.
“ …a force of nature ” ***** The Scotsman