Mick Ryan

Mick Ryan

Mick Ryan is a celebrated folk singer and songwriter, whose profound influence and remarkable contributions have left an indelible mark on the folk music landscape. With a career that spans decades, Ryan’s voice has become synonymous with the raw, emotive power and warmth that define the genre. He is notably one of the two remaining original members of the esteemed folk band Crows, which emerged as a significant force in folk music between 1978 and 1988. The band’s innovative sound and authentic storytelling captured the hearts of audiences, cementing their place in folk music history.

Ryan’s solo work continues to garner acclaim for its lyrical depth, musicality, and engaging narratives. His ability to weave stories through melody and verse has made him a beloved figure among folk enthusiasts. His performances are characterized by a unique blend of power and warmth, inviting listeners into the stories he tells with a compelling presence and heartfelt sincerity.

This year, Mick Ryan is set to grace the stage at the Bromyard Folk Festival, a testament to his enduring appeal and relevance in the folk scene. His performance is eagerly anticipated by fans old and new, promising a showcase of his extensive repertoire and the unveiling of new compositions that speak to the ongoing evolution of his artistry.

In addition to his performance, Ryan will be sharing his insights and expertise through a songwriting workshop at the festival. This workshop presents a rare opportunity for aspiring songwriters and folk musicians to learn from one of the genre’s most respected figures. Participants can expect to explore the craft of songwriting, from the intricacies of lyricism to the nuances of melody, under Ryan’s guidance.

Come and experience the depth and richness of folk music through the lens of one of its most proficient and passionate practitioners.