Paula Ryan Launches New Album “Let Me Fly”

In her new album Let Me Fly, Paula Ryan, compelling singer/songwriter from Tipperary, brings us a superb collection of original, powerful and insightful songs, inspired by the lyricism and musical passion of her roots & driven by the funky rhythmic influences and unusual instruments of music from other cultures.
This is a solo album in the true sense in that as well as writing all except one of the songs, amazingly Paula has single-handedly crafted all the wonderful arrangements and performs them on a fascinating variety of instruments including Marimba, Bazouki, Guitar, Bodhran, Saxophone, Tin Whistle, Djembe and Darabuka to accompany her lead vocals augmented by glorious harmonies.
Paula draw her inspiration for her songs from a wide variety of sources ranging from the joyful curiosity of the children of Tanzania with whom Paula made music in 2010 captured in the opening track – “A Thousand Smiling Faces”, to the bravery of modern day heroes and heroines reflected in the title track of the album – “Let Me Fly” – a tribute to aviator Amy Johnson.  Paula strives not to be confined by the boundaries of any partiular musical style or genre and seeks to continually expand her musical horizons.
She also accepts no limits in terms of topics which can and indeed should be tackled by the songwriter, from the sublime to the ridiculous, it’s all just waiting to be put in a song!  What is remarkable about this album is that one can find the most gently sweet love song such as “The Funny One” alongside the stark lament-like “Don’t Cry”, the most entralling story song such as “Honest John” and the most fun loving party song such as “Havin’ The Craic!”  all equally well written, sensitively performed and beatifully arranged.  Just as with many of the greatest songwriters (Springsteen, Mitchell, Dylan, Cohen, Morrison, etc…), Paula has the ability to capture real life moments and experiences with imaginative melody and ingenious lyrics, and the character to emhathise and to impart her viewpoint in song in a way which strikes a chord with the listener and ‘makes something magical happen’ for audience and singer alike.
“Paula is a unique and powerful performer, her songs are sung from the heart…..lovely sound and so meaningful”
Colum Sands, BBC Radio Ulster
“….really powerful…what song-writing is about, making you think” Fatea Magazine, UK
“Brilliant work! Absolutely love it” – John Spillane, An Fanai, Broadcaster on TG4 TV & Singer-Songwriter
“Gorgeous songs, we want to hear more of” – Noel Casey, After Midnight, Dublin City FM Radio
“Beautiful sound…..Paula is making such fine music – we’ll have more of it….”. Martin Bridgeman, Folk/Roots, KCLR Radio, Kilkenny
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