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Ryan Edwards

Telephone Number :  01909 477545   or   07719 590436

Email address :  ryanedwards1@btinternet.com

Address :  39 Roundhouse Crescent,  Worksop,  Nottinghamshire,  S81 7AL 

About Ryan

Concert organist, Ryan Edwards, was born in Derbyshire on February 4th, 1978. Having developed a passion for organs at an early age, through the influence of his grandfather, an amateur organist, Ryan embarked on his first electronic organ lessons at the tender age of eight on an old Gulbranson organ. Ryan's enthusiasm for organ playing later led him to seek tuition from top organist Tim Flint, who managed to foster his natural talent and put him at the forefront of the concert circuit.

He started his public life back in 1992, when he appeared as a junior at the National Electronic Organ Festival in Morecambe, which were followed by appearances in 1993 and 1994. His first official booking was for the Belper Organ Society and Southport Organ and Keyboard Club in 1994. His popularity grew rapidly and bookings started coming in thick and fast. Since 1992 he has given over 500 concerts across the British Isles as well as playing for all the major festivals. He became a professional organist in 1996. He was very privileged to be featured on the front cover of 'Organ Times' magazine (December/January 1998) and have an article about his life in the 'Musicians for the Millennium' section of 'Organ and Keyboard World/ magazine (February/March 1998).

Ryan's first recording "Skyliner" was released in 1995 and he later went on to record "Now ... I Know Why" in 1997. A further CD " Re Draft" was issued in 2001. Tracks from all three albums have been featured on the BBC Radio 2 programme 'The Organist Entertains'. He has also produced a Performance Disk on the Yamaha EL900 for the Yamaha Club, being sold through Inter-Active, the official club magazine for the Yamaha enthusiast. Tracks are 'At Last/I Know Why', 'Festal Day', 'March of the Cobblers' and 'Zampa'.

Ryan's continued popularity on the circuit could be a result of his fresh approach to organ playing which is reflected in the variety of styles of music in his concert programme. He understands the need to awaken new interest in the organ especially in his generation by appealing to both traditional and modern tastes. In his spare time Ryan is a keen sports enthusiast, regularly playing snooker, golf, running, walking, swimming and generally keeping fit. He also enjoys going to local and national concerts and to the theatre as much as possible.

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Ryan's Concert Diary

Concerts in 2018
January 8thCheadle and District Organ Society
January 16thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
January 21stMusic for the North East
February 13thWithernsea Organ Society (more details)

AGM pre-concert

February 14thLincoln Electronic Organ and Keyboard Society
February 21stBourne Organ Club
March 20thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
March 21stLlay Organ Society
March 22ndKingswinford and District Organ Society
March 27thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
April 27thCrawley Keyboard Club
April 30thNottingham Organ Society
May 15thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
June 15thBurgess Hill Keyboard Club
July 10thEast Devon Organ Club
August 26thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)

SHOWTIME 2.30PM

September 10thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
September 16thScarborough Electronic Organ Society (more details)

Sunday 2.30pm

September 19thWorld of Music (formally North East Derbyshire Organ Society)
October 9thAbergele and District Electronic Organ Society
October 10thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
October 18thSussex Keyboard and Organ Club
October 26thSt Edmundsbury In Tune (more details)

Horringer Community Centre, Horringer, Nr Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5RU. Contact Mike Roberts 01359 250704 or 07773 244616. Email mikedrob27@gmail.com

November 14thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
December 18thBolton In Tune (BADEOS)
Concerts in 2019
September 24thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
October 30thVerwood in Tune