Ryan Vail is a musical pioneer with vision. The Derry born composer has released three EPs to date and a collaborative album “Sea Legs” with folk singer Ciaran Lavery. He recently released his first full length debut album “For Every Silence”
Ryan blends the worlds of electronica, folk and classical, always experimenting combining classical instruments with unique methods of recording and composition.
In 2014 he composed the soundtrack for a full length BBC2 Documentary entitled “The Longest Night” as part of the BBC’s “True North” series. In 2015 he composed a solo piano piece for World Piano Day which was chosen
for Nils Frahm’s Piano day playlist on SoundCloud.
His 2015 collaborative album with Ciaran Lavery “Sea Legs” has been shortlisted for the NI Music Prize (Best Northern Irish Album of 2015) previous winners have included Foy Vance and Robyn G Shields. His 2016 debut album “For Every Silence” was album of the week for The Irish Times and Huw Stephens on Radio One.
Ryan Vail has had radio play or performed live Sessions with BBC Introducing, Other Voices, Annie Mac, Tom Ravenscroft, Across The Line, Tom Robinson, Phillip Taggart and Zane Lowe. Ryan has supported many international live acts such as Nils Frahm, Jamie XX, Jon Hopkins, Tycho, David Kitt, Boxcutter, Todd Terje, Phil Kieran, Luke Vibert and Orbital.