Ryan is a traditional fiddle player from Scotland bringing fresh and inventive ideas to traditional Scottish music. Ryan’s playing will take you on an emotional journey and lift your spirits. He plays mostly traditional Scottish tunes which he brings to life with his spellbinding interpretations. Ryan’s debut album, released August 2017, was produced and recorded by triple Grammy winning American producer Jesse Lewis. he has twice been nominated for BBR Radio 2’s Young Folk Awards and was a finalist in BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015 and 2016. Ryan was named “Up and Coming Artist of the Year” at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards in December 2016.

“…leading the New Wave of traditional Scottish fiddlers, virtuoso Ryan Young.” BBC World on 3

“…they complement Ryan’s inventive and inspiring violin mastery so that the wonderful sound just takes flight, soars and swoops.” Folk Wales

“…the album highlights Young’s intensely intimate and considered treatment of traditional Scots tunes.” The Scotsman

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  • Solo Artist
  • Featured on: Northern Lights Compilation 2017