Charlie Ryder was born and grew up in London.
Both his parents came from Ireland and his affinity with the country of his ancestors is very strong.
1993 following a demonstration against the British National Party, Charlie was sentenced to 16 months in prison, of which he served 8 for good behaviour.
He wrote and performed a one man play based on his prison experience that he has performed in prisons in Ireland and UK as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
He has worked as a social worker and carer and he has written a number of songs, including two that are played in this podcast. You can find out more about Charlie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or his website
Charlie’s Music Choices
The Muppet Show – Theme Song
Eric Idle – Always Look On the Bright Side of Life
Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle
Youssou N’Dour – 7 Seconds ft. Neneh Cherry
The Saw Doctors – Share The Darkness
Charlie Ryder – UBUNTU
Charlie Ryder – Love & Healing
All music is available on Spotify in the Social Fabric Playlist
Title Music Alice by Lucky Bones