Byrne & kelly: echoes - the inside story
54 mins (2017)
Irish singer-songwriters Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly make up the Celtic folk duo Byrne and Kelly. Byrne and Kelly perform their chart-topping album (number one spot on the iTunes world music chart last year) Echoes in its entirety, alongside their bandmates Nicole Hudson and Cian Sweeney in front of a small intimate audience. Driven by solid vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly combine genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh Celtic folk sound. The film’s director, Michael McGlinn, then joined Byrne and Kelly back home in Ireland as they explored the beautiful scenery of the Emerald Isle and told the stories of how their songs, which are rich in Irish history and culture, came to be. Highlights of their concert special include The Rag Man; Step it out Mary and Meeting of the Waters.