Ryan Vail (Live)Artists / Speakers
Ryan Vail is a musician and composer with vision and ideas. The Derry-born artist draws his
inspiration from the worlds of electronic and modern classical music, bringing them together
with unique instrumentation and an emphasis on the immediacy of live performance above all.
After releasing a flurry of EPs, the collaborative album with singer-songwriter Ciaran Lavery
Sea Legs (Quiet Arch), reached a wider audience when it was nominated for the 2015
Northern Ireland Music Prize alongside eventual winner SOAK, Duke Special and Tim
Wheeler of Ash. Vail’s debut album For Every Silence was shortlisted for the Northern Ireland
Music Prize 2016, was Huw Stephens Album of the week in release week and received strong
support on Radio One and BBC 6 Music.