Just having come through his busiest and most successful year to date, Derek Ryan opens 2017 with a brand new single. ‘Sixty Years Ago’, taken from Derek’s HAPPY MAN album which was released along with ‘THIS IS ME last October, giving him a double top 10 entry in the Irish charts.
The song, co-written with Seamus Doran, is a moving and touching recording filled with emotion and sentiment about a dying partner. Speaking today about the release, Derek said he welled up with tears the first time he heard the song and believes it will touch a cord with listeners when they hear it.
“We can all identify with the words and meaning of the song in some way either through the loss of a friend or family member”.
Friday, January 13, 2017 Derek’s kicks off his nationwide Irish concert tour at the Ulster Hall in Belfast, from where he continues to The Millennium Forum, Derry, Marketplace Theatre Armagh, Cork Opera House & Wexford National Opera House to name a few.
2017 also sees the ‘Song Writer of the Year’ winner at the Irish Country Music Awards travel for another extensive UK tour which includes a date at the iconic Union Chapel Venue in London next May.
UK Tour 2017
Sun 2 April 2017 - Redgrave Theatre, Bristol (Percival Rd, Avon, BS8 3LE) Event
Weds 5 April 2017 - Sundial Theatre, Stroud Road, Cirencester, GL7 1XA Event
Thurs 6 April 2017 - Bedford Corn Exchange, St Paul's Square, Bedford MK40 1SL Event
Fri 7 April 2017 - Leeds Irish Centre, York Road, Leeds, LS9 9NT Event
Sat 8 April 2017 - St George's Hall Concert Room, Liverpool L1 11J Event
Sun 9 April 2017 - Festival Drayton Centre (Frogmore Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3AX) Event
Thurs 11 May 2017 - The Platform, Morecombe (Station Buildings, Marine Road Central, LA4 4DB) Event
Fri 12 May 2017 - The Gaiety Theatre, Ayr Event
Sat 13 May 2017 - Corran Halls, Oban (No 54 The Esplanade PA34 5AB) Event
14 May 2017 - Whitehall Theatre, Dundee (Bellfield Street, Dundee. DD1 5JA) Event
Tues 16 May 2017 - Paisley Town Hall, Glasgow Event
Weds 17 May 2017 - Tyneside Irish Centre (43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG) Event
Thurs 18 May 2016 - Corn Exchange, Stamford (Broad St, Stamford PE9 1PX) Event
Fri 19 May 2017 - Middleton Arena, LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way, Middleton, Greater Manchester M24 1AG Event
Sat 20 May 2017 - Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN Event
Sun 21 May 2016 - Princess Theatre, 13 The Green, Hunstanton PE36 5AH) Event
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