Byrne and Kelly are the consummate professionals, They also bring with them the warmth and personality of musicians and entertainers who know their stuff.
They are always a joy to work with, be it on stage or in the studio. The audience always enjoys seeing and hearing them. We were so impressed by their first solo concert video, we asked them if we could present the show through PBS here in Houston. They said yes and the results were wonderful. In addition to the built in audience they have from their Celtic Thunder association, they also bring their own unique dedicated fan base that truly appreciates their harmonies, melodies and pure musicality. And when the music stops, their personalities fill the room with warmth, laughter and joy - just one more reason why our audience is always excited to hear about a new Byrne & Kelly property.
-Ernie Manouse, Executive Producer & Host, Houston Public Media - PBS & NPR
What began as Celtic Thunder's Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called 'Acoustic By Candlelight' back in 2012 has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly. Driven by dynamic vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly combines genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound that has garnered comparisons to iconic folk-rock duos like Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers.
Byrne and Kelly have been awarded 'Best Duo in a Concert, Pub or Festival' and 'Best New Album' for Acoustically Irish by the Irish Music Association. In addition, Acoustically Irish took the Billboard #1 position, World Album #1 on iTunes in the United States, Australia and Canada, Amazon #1 World Album and cdbaby Global Chart #1.