“'We Can Be Found' has the  authenticity of a genuine Nashville track while still having space for JP to stamp his own individuality on what is a very evocative and infectious song! Delicious harmonies too!”Jackie Hayden.Writer/ Music Journalist

A fine songwriter & guitarist.”

File Under Good Music

“Literate & lyrical - an evocatively personable approach to presenting a song.”

Mutant Space

“A great voice with amazing music, great lyrics and damn fine songs.”

AMA Music

"Sometimes when running a music club, as I have done for twenty-one years, a CD comes in the post. You listen to a few track and ... boom ... you realise there is something special here! JP Ryan writes brilliant songs!"

Tony Moore, Midleton Folk Club

"A refreshingly sweet and evocative album!"

Bob Katz on Dancing With Anima. 


JP Ryan began playing music in his late teens influenced by an ongoing affinity for old Irish folk songs. It was from this basis that his music developed. Described as having songs and a performance style that cover a wide emotional range, JP has played with and opened for a range of established act, among them, Rod Stewart (playing in a lineup that also featured Natasha Bedingfield, including a host of additional acts).  Other acts that JP has either toured and played with, or opened for, include Chris Diffard, New York Folk Band, Ollabelle, UK Interactive Artist, David Jackson, (saxophonist and former band member of Van der Graaf Generator), UK session bassist, Andy Baker and Italian guitar virtuoso, Beppe Gambetta. 

After graduating from art college in the mid nineties, JP pursued postgraduate studies in Art Therapy and  from here completed an MA in this subject.  He subsequently worked in a professional capacity within a variety of clinical and social settings using music and art as primary forms of expression. 

With a song from his first album finding its way onto a US motion picture, one of his tracks was also a winning entry in the America Open Door  Songwriting Competition, Judged by ASCAP, BMI and the Gospel Music Association.

Although JP Ryan's first album, 'Dancing With Anima' consist of a mellow selection of Adult Contemporary songs, recorded with a collection of top Irish session players including Des Moore, and James Blennerhassett,  his latest album, 'Take A Walk With Me' sees a change in direction, this time with a collection of Nashville's finest, including SESAC Award winner, Thomm Jutz who produced and played on the album. It also includes drummer, Lynn Williams, Grammy Award winning bassist, Mark Fain, Britt Savage, multi-instrumentalist, Justin Moses, (part of the Ricky Skaggs current line-up), JT Brown and Gary Smith. The album will be released on 28th February, 2014. 

His new single 'We Can Be Found' is now available from all reputable download stores.  

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