The Ciarán Ryan Band + Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe & Daniel Quayle


7
Jul

Friday 7th July 2023
Doors: 7:00pm
Festival Marquee, Newton Stewart, Scotland

Tickets: £20.00 / £15.00 (Concession)

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The Ciarán Ryan Band + Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe & Daniel Quayle

The live outfit “Ciarán Ryan Band” was formed in Edinburgh, Scotland following the release of his debut solo album "Banjaxed" which was shortlisted for "Album of the Year" at the Scots Trad Music Awards. Support from Boston fiddler Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe and Daniel Quayle from the Isle of Man.

Ciarán Ryan Band
Already a veteran performer having toured the worlds stages for a decade, predominantly as a founding member of world-folk band Dallahan and as a highly sought after session musician, Ciarán Ryan is quietly becoming recognised as one of the foremost tenor banjo players the UK has ever produced.

The live outfit “Ciarán Ryan Band” was formed in Edinburgh, Scotland following the release of his debut solo album "Banjaxed" in late 2019. The album was shortlisted for "Album of the Year" at the Scots Trad Music Awards.

He now brings his prolific writing and stage experience firmly to the front with his own solo show of all-original music, loosely grown out of his traditional Irish music upbringing that nods towards the idioms of rock, EDM and post-punk music.

The band had an explosive start with a headline show at Celtic Connections and other UK festivals. The live show is a high-octane spectacle of ferocious banjo led music and sheer instrumental brilliance!

Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe & Daniel Quayle
Boston-born fiddler Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe and Daniel Quayle of Onchan, Isle of Man combine Manx traditional music with several other musical traditions (Estonian, Irish, Scottish, etc.) to forge a dramatic and compelling experience.

The Isle of Man-based duo released their debut album, The Coast Road, in September 2022 after a five-week tour in Estonia. The Coast Road has been hailed as “a hell of an album” by Folk Wales Magazine and “an exhilarating journey from two bright and inspired talents” by At the Barrier.


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Festival Marquee


Festival Marquee
The Vault Arts Centre
40 Victoria Street
Newton Stewart
Wigtownshire
Scotland
DG8 6BT

The Festival Marquee is located in the apple tree garden at the rear of the Trust's live music and performing arts centre, The Vault Arts Centre, in Newton Stewart.

Trad Music Trust

The 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 7th-9th July 2023 and, after an incredible year in 2022, will continue the festival's tradition of bringing the absolute best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music and dance to perform in Galloway. Stay tuned throughout the year for programme announcements, or grab an Early Bird Weekend Pass - on sale now - and secure your seats now for 2023!

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