Ryan Young

Ryan Young

September 17, 2022
Start time - 20:00
Knoydart Community Hall



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Doors open 7pm licenced bar
Concert starts 8pm
Tickets Adults £15/ Youths £7/
Children under 12 Free

Ryan Young at Knoydart Community Hall

Ryan was awarded the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of music scholarship to attend the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland junior academy (formerly RSAMD) where he received tuition from Sarah-Jane Summers, Kirsty Cotter, and James Ross. He was awarded a further scholarship at the age of 15 to attend the senior school of the Conservatoire, with a place being held for him until he was old enough to attend; graduating with a B.A. (Hons) first-class in Scottish music, and was the recipient of the Arthur Robertson prize for Scots fiddle playing during his third year. There he studied with Alistair McCulloch, Pete Clark, Marie Fielding and Phil Cunningham.

As a young player Ryan was a winner of the Danny Kyle Open Stage in 2007 at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival and was a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards in both 2007 and 2008. He was also a finalist in both 2015 and 2016 in the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. He has performed at many festivals across Scotland including Celtic Connections, the Niel Gow festival, the Edinburgh Scots Fiddle Festival, and abroad in countries such as Ireland, France, Cuba, The Czech Republic and Russia. Through his studies at the Conservatoire, he has performed on the BBC Hogmanay show and alongside Paolo Nutini and Phil Cunningham on the main stage at T in the Park for around 80,000 people.

Ryan focuses mainly on Scottish music, bringing new life to very old, often forgotten tunes by playing them in his own unique way. He is very influenced by the fiddle playing of County Clare and has been fascinated by the playing of renowned fiddlers such as Bobby Casey, Paddy Canny, PJ and Martin Hayes and Tommy Potts from Dublin.

Ryan completed his MMus at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (where he was awarded a further scholarship) before embarking on a solo career taking his music to a wider audience.

Oustanding Scottish fiddle player Ryan Young is joined by Glasgow-based guitarist and BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2018/2019, Luc McNally.


Knoydart Community Hall

Knoydart Hall is a brand new exciting community space, newly refurbished and extended in 2020 complete with oak flooring, glitter balls and licensed bar. A stunning location ovelooking Loch nevis on the shores of the village of Inverie in Knoydart this vibrant community owned space has a new PA system, sprung floor, stage and artists breakout room. We are charitable organisation and a brand new highland hall for all!

Address - Knoydart Community Hall, Inverie, Knoydart, Mallaig, Inverness-shire, PH414PL

Phone no - 01687 460012

Accessibility - wheelchair friendly all one level, disable toilet facilities and ramp in place.

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