Derek Ryan has just announced that he will be releasing two singles on Friday, October 7. They are called “This Is Me” and “City of Chicago,” which are singles from the albums “This Is Me” and “Happy Man” respectively. He has taken it another step further and will even be releasing both of these albums on Friday, October 21. “This Is Me” was recorded in Nashville earlier this year, and “Happy Man” is an Irish album that he has very recently finished. For now, check out Derek Ryan’s most recent release “Won’t Ya Come Down (To Yarmouth Town)” and the music video for it, which came out June 6, 2016.
Both “This Is Me” and “City of Chicago” will be available for download on iTunes this Friday. “This Is Me,” the title track of the album, was co-written with Eleanor McEvoy and produced by Nashville’s Jeff Balding. “City of Chicago”, coming from the album “Happy Man” was written by Christy Moore. Derek says that this has been one of the busiest years of his life while recording two albums and touring, and he cannot wait for everyone to hear it.
A Little Background on Derek Ryan
Derek found his love for Irish Country music from a very young age. He lived near a town called Carlow in Ireland, and even performed small shows with his brothers as “The Ryan Brothers.” He quickly picked up bodhran and ceili drumming as a child, and even won two all-Ireland titles. Derek spent about eight years with his band called D-Side and found some success with a number one hit in Japan and top ten hits in Germany, UK, Ireland, France and China. But once Derek heard Nashville musicians he was hooked. Now Derek writes often and rarely has a day off, touring Ireland, England, and Scotland. He has a large audience in the UK and Australia, and spends most of his time touring there.
Derek Ryan Tour Dates
10/7/16 – Thainstone Exchange, Inverurie
10/8/16 – Maltings Theatre, Berwick-upon-Tweed
10/9/16 – Flakirk Town Hall, Scotland
10/13/16 -De La Salle College, Bagenalstown
10/14/16 – TL Theater, Drogheda
10/15/16 – Keane’s, Oranmore
10/16/16 – Woodlands Hotel, Adare
10/20/16 – The Diamond Coast Hotel (Sligo Ladies Football Concert), Enniscrone
10/21/16 – Glencarn Hotel, Castleblaney
10/22/16 – The Rec Club, DuPont
10/23/16 – Keadeen Hotel, Newbride
10/28/16 – Millbrook Lodge, Ballynahinch
10/29/16 – Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena
10/30/16 – Hotel Kilmore, Cavan
11/5/16 – The Well, Moate
11/6/16 – Four Seasons, Monaghan
More tour dates on Derek’s website
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