Ryan Shirlow

Hi I’m Ryan, I’m from the north coast of Ireland, and I went to school in Belfast.

I play open back tenor banjo, mandolin, and sometimes tenor guitar or even cajon. I regularly play in trad sessions in Leeds where I live with my young family. I’m not too purist, I like to mix in the odd modern, Scots or bluegrass tune.

I also incorporate trad and folk elements into ambient soundtracks in my original music as featured on BBC6 Music (you can find it here: ryanshirlow.bandcamp.com).

My other hobby is writing for Fortean Times, if you know you know.