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March 2014

PAULA’S RECENTLY COMPOSED SONG IN IRISH/GAELIC

“SUANTRAI DONNACHA”

IS SELECTED AS A FINALIST IN THE PAN CELTIC IRISH NATIONAL SONG CONTEST 2014

Listen to Suantraí Donnacha here:

www.reverbnation.com/paularyan/song/20155953

Listen to the English version of the song Donnacha’s Lullaby here:

www.reverbnation.com/paularyan/song/20155913

February 2014

PAULA WAS PRIVILEGED TO PERFORM AT THE OXFORD HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL

THROUGH MUSIC, POETRY, FILM AND OTHER ARTS AND MEDIA THE FESTIVAL ATTRACTS DIVERSE AUDIENCES TO ITS EVENTS AND THEREBY RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT A WIDE RANGE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Paula’s songwriting contribution to raising awareness is perhaps best exemplified by her song “Our So-Called Civilised World” which decries all discrimination and pleads for greater tolerance across the world

www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_8414362

January 2014

WHAT A LOVELY WAY TO KICK OFF 2014!

SONGWRITING/VOICE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

with

TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS AT THE PRESENTATION SCHOOL

in

LIMERICK – THE NATIONAL CITY OF CULTURE 2014

and then on to

SHANNONSIDE WINTER MUSIC WEEKEND

in

SIXMILEBRIDGE, Co. CLARE

Shannonside Winter Music Weekend no. 2

December 2013

THE WORLD HAS LOST ITS GREATEST TRUE HERO!

MADIBA YOUR LIKES WILL NEVER BE SEEN AGAIN!

“It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world and at peace with myself” – Nelson Mandela

Listen to my tribute in song here

http://www.soundcloud.com/paularyan/lion-in-a-cage

(The song received substantial airplay  including Radio Warwickshire, Roots Music Radio,  JosieJo Radio, and Bishop FM to mark the great man’s passing) 

Nelson Mandela 2

November 2013

So enjoying my musical collaborations with two superb musicians/singers/songwriters Ranjani Mahesh and Ali Bullivent.  Love the original and truly “global” nature of the sound we create together which features some really interesting and unusual instruments (Veena, Marimba) and is a real fusion of Indian, Celtic, and contemporary sounds. 

Check it out at  

  www.reverbnation.com/pendantworld

AMFY overhead

October 2013

musicport logo

It was definitely an INTERNATIONAL, INCLUSIVE & INSPIRATIONAL  weekend for Paula playing at MUSICPORT in the lovely port of Whitby.  MUSICPORT is  the UK’s largest indoor World Music Festival which has established itself as a presitigious event in the festival calendar and attracts world music stars from across the globe (Toumani Diabate, Levellers, Misty In Roots, Courtney Pine, Talvin Singh, Richard Hawley, Hugh Masekela,  Chumbawamba, Altan,  Mory Kante, Osibisa etc.). 

pr at musicport

A wonderfully busy weekend for Paula with 2 solo performances + mcing the open mic showcases each day and a extra performance on the Sunday with Ranjan Maheesh + Ali Sallison as part of ‘Pendant World’.    A MAD, MULTICULTURAL, MUSICAL MELTING POT OF SINGERS AND MUSICIANS FROM NEAR AND FAR – Paula couldn’t have felt more at home!!!!!!

Musicport poster

SEPTEMBER 2013

USA East Coast Mini Tour 2013 poster

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AUGUST 2013

While hosting the Open Mic competition and MCing on the Village Stage, Paula witnessed some absolutely amazing musical collaborations at Shrewsbury Folk Festival! 

Collaborations at Shrewsbury Folk Festival

“The Pale Moon was rising….” when Paula performed at the world renowned Rose of Tralee Festival in Kerry.  The music on the AAA Acoustic Stage in the Mall was fab and Denny Street was heaving! 

Rose of tralee

Paula performs as part of FESTIVAL CLUAIN MEALA & CLONMEL BUSKING FESTIVAL against the magnificent backdrop of Clonmel’s Medieval Walls!  Clonmel has never looked and sounded so FESTIVE!

FCM&CBF pr + gt + wall of shields

JULY 2013

A night of great music, fun and laughter guaranteed at Reeth Memorial Hall on 12/07/2013 when Paula supports wonderful singer and hilarious entertainer Vin Garbutt! Great Songs & Great Craic!

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JUNE 2013

Paula will be singing live on BBC Radio Leeds – Sunday 2nd June 2013 on the Folk & Roots show with the Durbervilles as part of a preview of the City of York Weekend Folk Festival!

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Festival season is upon us and Paula will be perpetuating the festival spirit performing at:

Filey Folk Festival

www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com

Cottingham Springboard Festival

www.springboardfestival.org

Festival on the Moor

www.festivalonthemoor.co.uk

BAMfest

www.bamfest.co.uk

City Of York Weekend Folk Festival

www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk/folkweekend13/programme.pdf

Bradford Festival

http://www.bradfordfestival.org.uk/whatson/paula-ryan-

with gigs at places such as the Kenyon Bar, Nenagh, Co. Tipp, and an appearance with Soundsphere at the Roundhouse, London thrown in for good measure….and that only takes us to mid June!

MAY 2013

The highlight for Paula for May, most definitely – Songwriting workshop and fabulous House Concert with the songwriting genius that is BOO HEWERDINE on Saturday 18 May 2013 at Bielby, nr. Pocklington. INSPIRATIONAL!

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APRIL 2013

Paula will be live on air with Jim Keane on Tipp Mid West Radio singing some songs and chatting about songwriting, singing, performing etc. – Wed. 24/04/2013  9pm Tune in at www.tippmidwestradio.com 

MARCH 2013

Paula celebrated St Patrick’s Day 17/03/2013  playing support for iconic Irish Musician

DECLAN SINNOTT 

What a way to celebrate Paddy’s Day! Slainte!

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FEBRUARY 2013

Paula talks to RTE presenter DAITHI O SE

before performing at the 

Pan Celtic National Song Contest

PR with Daithi O Se at Pan Celtic National Song Contest

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