AWARD WINNING MUSIC DOCUMENTARY FILM ‘ECHOES: THE STORY’

Well done to Neil and Ryan who have just been awarded by the World Music and Independent Film Festival for ‘Best Original Soundtrack’ and ‘Best Music Documentary’ for their film Echoes: The Story which was released in March of 2017. “To have something so personal and dear to us recognized in this way is mind-blowing and a testament to a lot of hard work by some very special people to bring our songs and their stories to life” says Ryan. The film was also chosen as an official selection at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival in November of 2017. Echoes: The Story has landed air time on various PBS stations across the United States and reached the Top 5 on Amazon’s Top Documentaries chart. Neil adds “To win two awards for our film has been the icing on the cake. For people to love watching it as much we did making it is more than we could ever ask for.”

As the snow flurries came down on a Wednesday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri, Byrne and Kelly joined by musicians Nicole Hudson and Cian Sweeney, performed their entire Echoes album to a small, intimate audience with The Vow Exchange event space serving as a rustic and unique background for this incredibly special experience. Following that live recording, director Michael McGlinn joined Neil and Ryan in Ireland for a week to capture the true essence of Ireland on film. In Echoes: The Story, the duo takes the viewer to some of the most beautiful and iconic spots on the Emerald Isle that were the inspiration behind many of the songs on the album. The film weaves in interviews with both Neil and Ryan as they discuss the songwriting stories behind the music, their personal influences and, journey as musicians.

ECHOES DVD TRACK LIST:

01. BELFAST (Live)
02. STEP IT OUT MARY (Live)
03. COME AWAY (Live)
04. THE MEETING OF THE WATERS (Live)
05. THE GARDEN (Live )
06. THE RAG MAN (Live)
07. THE OLD TWEED COAT (Live)
08. LAND OF A THOUSAND DREAMS (Live)
09. KEEP IT MOVIN’ (Live)
10. THE BOXER (Live)
11. HOME FROM HOME (Live)

BONUS:

Interviews with Neil & Ryan

The album, Echoes, received immediate chart success following its release in 2016 and hit the #1 spot on the iTunes World Music chart, Billboard Top 5 World Album, #1 Amazon Traditional Folk Album, Amazon Top 100 Album and Google Play Top World Album.

The duo just completed the Australian leg of their 2018 Home From Home Tour and will bring the show to America and Canada in the Spring and Summer months.

Well done Guys, we’re very proud of you!