Rylan Gleave

freelance composer / vocalist / performer


Lawn Crypt

EP written in Nov 2021, Cromarty, and live recorded at The Stables, as part of the Cromarty Arts Trust Student Residency Prize

voice, piano, clarsach, harmonium, organ - Rylan Gleave
field recordings and tech - Rory Green
additional voice - Virginia Radcliffe
live gig recording and film - Dave Newman
mastering - Scott McLean


'One of the brightest lights in Scotland’s new music scene...'

David Kettle, The Scotsman

Ones to watch in 2021: Rylan Gleave, composer

'...an increasingly prominent presence in the Scottish new music scene, with his distinctively lyrical, sometimes quite challenging music.'

'He’s early in his career, certainly, but there’s no doubting the already assured voice across his music.'


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currently taking commissions for 2023
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Keith Bruce,

The Herald

Rolf Hind,

pianist and composer

John Harris

Chief Executive, Red Note Ensemble

David Kettle,

The Scotsman

'much to savour...haunting...'

'really outstanding and moving music...'

'outstanding achievements for a composer of his age...'

'[UNSUNG II; even from a loved one] was immensely powerful, and it trod a carefully balanced line between joy and despair.'