“The Rye an extraordinary four-piece from the West Coast of Ireland. They present one of the freshest and most exciting approaches to Irish Music heard in recent times,” said Mike Farragher of NYC’s Irish Voice.
“The Rye? Commoners fondling partridges for a sixpence,”
-Sr. Mick Jagger
The Rye are Playing Sat 21st at 10pm live in Dock No 1 .. ALL WELCOME .. Beer and food specials on the night. Stay tuned to this page for information regarding Dock No 1 1st birthday party on the 28th Nov … Promises to be a great night ahead!
The band’s line-up features Kevin Melly (vocals, acoustic guitar), Cian Mulligan (banjo, electric guitar, backing vocals), Barry Wallace (bass, banjo) and Dessie Harrington (drums). Some highlights of The Rye’s busy gigging schedule -over one hundred gigs in 2009 – including Electric Picnic, The Life Festival, support slots to Mary Coughlan, Delorentos, The Pale, two Tours of Germany, including an open air gig for the St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Munich with an audience of over fifteen thousand.
Galway Bay FM has described The Rye as “the liveliest band to come out of the West of Ireland since the Saw Doctors.”
Their weekly appearances at The Cellar Bar in Galway were praised as “one of the most exciting residencies in Galway!” Jimi McDonnell in Tribune Life
“No one embodies the spirit of Jerry Garcia quite like the Rye, my new favourite band. They are on this disc with ‘Big Dip,’ a fiery instrumental jam that pits frantic fiddling against a stomping beat and wicked acoustic licks.” Mike Farragher in Irish Voice. NYC