Singer-songwriters Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly make up the folk acoustic duo, Byrne and Kelly and are set to release a collection of original songs for their new album "Echoes" in February 2016. Driven by solid vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly combines genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh Celtic sound. One of the stops on their 14-city intimate and unplugged “Album Launch Tour” is the Foundry Art Centre on Thursday, March 24 at 7:00pm. The duo will be through the entire album and dive deep into the explanation of the songwriting process and the stories behind each track. Tickets are available through foundryartcentre.org and on byrneandkelly.com.
Neil and Ryan are two of the principle singers in the Irish show Celtic Thunder and have been performing in the show since its inception in 2008. Amid touring the world with Celtic Thunder, they have performed a series of shows called Acoustic By Candlelight which was the starting point of Byrne and Kelly. In 2013, their first album Acoustically Irish took the Billboard #1 chart position, World Album #1 on iTunes in the United States, Australia and Canada, and Amazon’s #1 World Album; their second album Live in Australia reached the same acclaim as their debut album. Byrne and Kelly were awarded ‘Best Duo in a Concert, Pub or Festival’ and ‘Best New Album’ in 2013 by the Irish Music Association. For more information, visit byrneandkelly.com.