Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly

Ryan John Kelly is a Northern Irish singer.

Early life and education

Born on 6 November 1978, Ryan John Kelly is from a village called The Moy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He is the youngest of three children (two boys and a girl). Kelly earned two degrees from the¬†Queen’s University Belfast, being a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting.


When he was seven, Kelly started to sing publicly. He has always had a deep passion for music and theater.

Kelly is a current member of the Irish band¬†Celtic Thunder, but he maintains his early musical background a solo singer. His first solo album, released in 2010 is called “In Time”; his second, “Life”, was released in 2013. With fellow Celtic Thunder singer and band member¬†Neil Byrne, the duo have released three albums – “Acoustically Irish”, in 2013, and ‘Byrne and Kelly: Live in Australia’, in 2014; and “Echoes” in 2016