Ryan hails from Co.Cork in the South of Ireland is one of the most talented young musicians to emerge on the vibrant Irish trad music scene. His main instrument is the uilleann pipes, but he also plays flute, whistles, and saxophone. He has won an impressive total of seven All- Ireland and two Oireachtas titles on the pipes.
Apart from playing with Cara, he is also a founding member of the young Irish band and powerhouse that is Éalú and recently become a member of the highly acclaimed Scottish folk-rock group 'Mànran'. Ryan holds a Diploma in Traditional Irish Music Performance from the London College of Music and completed his studies at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick under Dr. Niall Keegan in May 2013.