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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.

Ryan's Photo Gallery

Ryan's Concert Diary

Ryan's Festival appearances

Ryan will also be featured at the following festivals this year.

2017

May 21st

   St. Audries Bay Holidays

Concerts in 2017
January 10thEast Coast Organ Society
January 17thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
January 26thStockport Organ & Keyboard Club
February 9thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society
March 20thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
March 27thBrentwood Organ and Keyboard Club
May 9thWhite Rose Organ & Keyboard Society
May 18thHarrogate Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
May 30thOrpington Keyboard Club
June 5thNuneaton and District Organ Society
June 27thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
September 13thHailsham Organ Club
October 11thLincoln Electronic Organ and Keyboard Society
November 7thBexley Music Club
Concerts in 2018
March 22ndKingswinford and District Organ Society
April 27thCrawley Keyboard Club
May 15thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
October 10thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club