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Celtic Connections 2020
Ryley Walker and Cian Nugent

Sat 1 February 2020

New York-based singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Ryley Walker learned his trade on Chicago’s indie and experimental scenes.

Following a spell of fruitful collaborations with percussionist Charles Rumback he’s now touring as a solo acoustic artist offering a shapeshifting blend of blues, folk, pop and experimental sounds.

Guitarist-composer Cian Nugent’s musical influences range from suburban/coastal blues to the Takoma school, resulting in an orchestrated and fully instrumented sound that’s both playful and eerie.