Paula Ryan – Singer/Songwriter - http://paularyan.co
Paula is a compelling SINGER-SONGWRITER, born and bred in Tipperary, Ireland, whose POWERFUL, insightful songs are inspired by the LYRICISM and musical PASSION of her Irish Gaelic ROOTS & driven by the FUNKY rhythmic influences and “WACKY” instruments of music from other cultures.
Paula songs have received air-play on radio and TV in the UK (BBC Radio York, BBC Radio Leeds, WFM Radio in Manchester, BCB 106.6 Bradford), Ireland (Tipp FM, Tipperary Mid West FM) and the USA (Channel 10 TV, Princeton). Paula has also had considerable success in some of America’s biggest song contests with both ‘The Red Rose’ and ‘The Faintest Touch’ receiving Honor Awards from the Great American Song Contest. In 2013, Paula's song 'Havin The Craic' was a finalist in the prestigious Pan Celtic Irish National Song Contest.
To accompany her songs, Paula plays Marimba, Guitar, and a variety of percussion instruments including Bodhran, Djembe and Darabuka. Paula has played at venues and festivals in Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany and the USA. Wherever she performs, Paula charms and beguiles audiences with sheer delight in music-making, unmistakeable joy of singing, potent, thought provoking lyrics, and a lively wit and humour!