Ciaran Ryan Band

Already a veteran performer having toured the worlds stages for a decade, Ciaran Ryan is quietly becoming recognised as one of the foremost tenor banjo players the UK has ever produced. Now the live outfit ‘Ciaran Ryan Band’ are set to take on the world with a high octane spectacle of ferocious banjo led brilliance.

The “Ciaran Ryan Band” was formed in Edinburgh, Scotland following the release of Ciaran’s debut solo album “Banjaxed” in late 2019, shortlisted for “Album of the Year” at the Scots Trad Music Awards. In the wake of a host of rave reviews, the former all Britain Banjo Champion brings his prolific writing and stage experience firmly to the fore with original music, loosely grown out of his traditional Irish music upbringing, that nods towards the idioms of rock, EDM and post-punk. 

The band had an explosive start with a headline show at Celtic Connections in 2020.  The live show is a high-octane spectacle of ferocious banjo led music and sheer instrumental brilliance!

Sure to influence the future

Irish Music Magazine

Ryan stands, deservedly, as first among equals

Living Tradition

Utterly superb

BBC Radio Scotland

Rare star quality…
Pretty much everything you can legally do with a banjo…

Offsite Productions - Ciaran Ryan Band
Offsite Productions - Ciaran Ryan Band