NORWICH – The Ryan Clan – an Irish band deeply rooted in the community – is set to perform at 7 p.m., Thursday, at The Blarney Stone Pub in downtown Norwich for a St. Patrick’s Day show.
“We have such a devoted following that has been coming to hear us year after year,” said band member Frank Revoir Jr. “Even though we venture out of the area from time to time, it is our local fan base which inspires us to continue performing.”
Not only does The Ryan Clan perform on St. Patrick’s Day, the group also is known for its ‘Halfway to St. Patty’s Day’ shows.
“Our experience performing around Chenango County reminds us that regardless of all the negativity out there in the world, this is still a great place to live and raise a family and none of us regrets the choice we made to stay,” said Revoir.
Revoir explained that he thoroughly enjoys the music, and cannot imagine not performing on St. Patrick’s Day.
“Every year since 1980 – except one – my cousins and I have performed Irish music somewhere, even if it was in our own homes at a private gathering,” Revoir said. “The one year we all chose to take a break was a terrible mistake. Every one of us vowed we would never do that again, as it was too painful.”
The Ryan Clan is just that – a group comprised of family members.
The band consists of brothers Tim, Pat, Tom and Dan Ryan; cousin Frank Revoir Jr; and brother-in-law Bill Scranton (married to the Ryan's sister)...