The Coast Road - Album Review


"Most of her previous recordings have been as part of the excellent London Lasses, but the extra focus given by this album shows just what a fine fiddler she is" ~ The Folk Diary

"Sweet and neat would not be a sufficient description of this no less than great recording. Musical sincerity and a yearning for the fifth dimension comes to mind" ~ Danny Meehan

"This is a lovely CD from Karen displaying her numerous skills on a variety of instruments. She has a personal style with strong, rhythmical, expressive tones" ~ Brendan McGlinchey

“Her first solo album showcases traditional Irish fiddle music at a very high standard … A solid Irish trad album” ~

"On a kitchen shelf bursting with great fiddle albums by Peoples, Carty, McGlinchey, Collins and dozens more this Karen Ryan album will also now sit proudly ... touching the heart of traditional brilliance" ~

"Livelier than a Camden pub on Paddy's Night, and more full of Irish spirit than the off-license across the street, this is a cracking new album" ~ Irish Music Magazine




Debut Solo album by Karen Ryan now available on Cló Iar-Chonnacht

Gigs / Workshops / Events

Karen Ryan is a regular performer on the London music scene. On top of performing at sessions, gigs and concerts, she is also a central figure in both the Return to London Town (formerly Return to Camden Town) festival and as a promoter for a number of excellent performers who have been passing through London over the years.

Read more about this by checking out Karen's sister site, Irish Music and Dance in London ( The website resource IMDL covers news and announcements on upcoming gigs, workshops and events.


Irish Music in London

For over 15 years, Karen has been building a mailing list of people in London and the surrounding area who are interested in receiving information about traditional Irish music, song and dance even...

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