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Overview (2)

Born in The Moy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK
Birth NameRyan John Kelly

Mini Bio (1)

The village that they call The Moy in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, may be where Ryan Kelly resides, but he's just as comfortable calling the studio and stage home- recording and touring as one of the stars of the highly successful, platinum and multi-gold selling musical show, Celtic Thunder. Ryan began singing at a young age and has developed a wide range of musical tastes over the years- from traditional Irish songs, to acoustic to rock to showtunes. In 2003, he placed second in the BBC Television "Country Cool" competition and in 2007, he won the SCOR singing competition. He's performed live with West Life, Girls Aloud and Simply Red for the "Children In Need" televised charity concert at the Odyssey in Belfast. Recently he had the honour of performing with Celtic Thunder for President Obama and his family and was thrilled to sing the US National Anthem for his beloved Boston Celtics. Ryan is also an accomplished actor-he's portrayed a variety of characters-from contemplative ballad singer, to lovable rogue, to a jealous and resentful brother, to the ultimate betrayer- and he's played them all to perfection. He 's taken on such roles as that of Mickey Johnstone in "Blood Brothers" and Judas Iscariot in "Jesus Christ Superstar" to much success and praise. Performing with Celtic Thunder has allowed Ryan to showcase both his acting and singing abilities to audiences all across North America and beyond and he's enjoying every moment of it- During his "downtime" between tours and the studio, Ryan enjoys playing the guitar and writing his own music, and is working on a highly anticipated solo album.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ryan Kelly Music

Trivia (7)

Is graduate of Queen's University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting.
Ryan has a dog named Molly.
Ryan is part of the group widely broadcast on PBS, Celtic Thunder.
Ryan is a true sports fanatic. When home, he can be found training with his local GAA football club and playing basketball.
Ryan is a lifelong supporter of the Boston Celtics and was in the stands for Game 6 when his Celtics became World Champions in 2008.
Ryan also enjoys American football and he attended Super Bowl XLIV.
Ryan is an avid runner and recently completed his first 1/2 marathon.

Personal Quotes (2)

It's cliched, but music is my life. It's what makes me happy and I feel blessed to be able to call this my job.
It's great fun being the bad guy. For me, there's no better role, and they've given me great songs to do it with. Besides, thankfully I'm a much better singer than I was an accountant!

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