Irish Music Daily Q & A with Ryan Kelly

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Ryan Kelly’s open and honest answers about the advice he’s received, any regrets he has, and his hopes for the future.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

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Never give up – in anything. If things are meant to be, they will happen…

What if any are your biggest regrets?

I guess I should have been more careful on those stairs a few years ago!! But, do you know what? I believe the experience of nearly losing my life has enhanced the life I now have more than I could have ever have imagined or prayed for, so it’s probably not even a regret of mine, although I, of course, regret the pain and worry it caused those who care about me.

What’s the best thing that ever happened to you?

Being blessed with the family, friends and fans I have. I couldn’t ask for better.

What was the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?

God, where would I start?! Let’s just say, I’m probably not the coolest guy you could ever meet! 😉

Do you like moving from singing to acting to songwriting or would you rather concentrate on one?

Well they say “variety is the spice of life” and I’m a firm believer in that!! I feel extremely fortunate to be able to practice all three in my career and, to be honest, I would hate to lose any of them. They all bring me so much joy and satisfaction and I feel very privileged to be given a platform to express myself in so many different ways.
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What are your ambitions over the next few years?

To honest, if I continue to enjoy what I’m doing as much as I am now, I’ll be happy! I would really love to see my own music reach more people and let these songs from inside this weird and wonderful head of mine find its way to others – so they can get an idea just what I’m about! I do hope Celtic Thunder keeps going from strength to strength and, of course, I love the touring with Neil Byrne with “Acoustic By Candlelight” and am so looking forward to bringing it to more and more places as well. I’m hoping it’s gonna be a busy few years!! 🙂

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