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Ryan Young

Ryan Young, who is a young fiddle player from Scotland, has exploded onto the tradititional scene in the last 18 months - one of a 'new wave' of young players bringing fresh and inventive ideas to traditional Scottish music. His fiddle playing is brimming with fresh melodic ideas, an uplifting rhythmic drive and a great depth of dynamics and precision.

Ryan's violin sound is very distinctive and he always manages to take the listener on an adventurous and emotional journey in any performance. Ryan studied and graduated with a first class honours degree in Scottish Music from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has now also completed his Master's in Music. Ryan is a two time BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominee, a Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner and was as a finalist in BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2015 and 2016. Ryan played at the famous Willie Clancy Week, in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland in July 2016.

His debut album was shortlisted for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2017 it was also entered into the Grammys.

Watch Ryan perform with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill at Feakle Festival, Ireland 2017, and book you tickets for Ryan Young at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham now!

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