'Up and Coming Artist of the Year' (Scots Trad Music Awards) Scottish fiddle player Ryan Young will be bringing his distinctive sound to The Courtyard on Monday, June 24.

Ryan's fiddle playing is brimming with fresh melodic ideas, an uplifting rhythmic drive and a great depth of dynamics and precision. His playing always manages to take the listener on an adventurous and emotional journey in any performance.

Having studied and graduated with a first class honours degree in Scottish Music from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Ryan has now also completed his Master's in Music. He is a two time BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominee, a Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner and was a finalist in BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2015 and 2016.

Ryan focuses mainly on Scottish music, bringing new life to very old, often forgotten tunes by playing them in his own unique way. He is very influenced by the fiddle playing of County Clare, Ireland and has been fascinated by the playing of renowned fiddlers such as Bobby Casey, Paddy Canny, PJ and Martin Hayes and Tommy Potts from Dublin.

Ryan Young will be in The Courtyard’s Studio Theatre on Monday, June 24 at 7.45pm. To book, call the box office on 01432 340555 or visit courtyard.org.uk.