Fresh from the phenomenal success of the National Ploughing Championships in hometown Carlow, it is safe to say Derek Ryan maintains his position at the top of the Irish country music scene, where crowds in their droves watched (and jived) to the Garryhill man’s four daily slots in the Lidl Barn and on the main stage.

Considering Derek Ryan titled his new song ‘Only Getting Started’ featuring Dancing With The Stars finalist Cliona Hagan – this couldn’t be further from the long-spanning country music career Derek has carved out for himself. With one of his best and busiest summer’s ever, barnstorming Ireland at a rate not even Usain Bolt could match – appearing at leading festivals in Ireland, France and Denmark, all while undertaking his annual summer acoustic intimate gigs. Plus, announcing a brand new concert tour in the UK and Ireland for 2020, as he heads on his Scottish tour this September. Derek’s sell out shows have always been electric, energising many villages and small towns nationwide.

No strangers to working and singing together, Derek Ryan and Cliona Hagan have shared many a stage together. Many fans of the two singers will be delighted to see the country pair take to the stage at this year’s Farmer’s Bash in the SSE Arena, Belfast on Friday 11th October, where the setlist might just include their brand new catchy and up-beat country duet.

The atmosphere at the SSE Arena, Belfast on 11th October, will once again be exhilarating for Irish country enthusiasts, as the announced line-up for 2019 does not disappoint as Derek Ryan, Mike Denver, Cliona Hagan and Johnny Brady will take to the stage in front of another predicted sold-out crowd.

Joining this fantastic line-up are the much-anticipated ‘special guests’ – this year including The Wurzels, best known for their Number 1 hit ‘The Combine Harvester’, who are sure to have the country crowd all on their feet. Plus, ‘Global Internet Sensations’ Steve N Seagulls.

Cliona Hagan is also supporting Derek Ryan at his Irish concert tour in 2020 at the Ulster Hall, Belfast on February 8thand the Millennium Forum, Derry on February 15th 2020.

‘Only Getting Started’ by Derek Ryan featuring Cliona Hagan, is available now to stream and download on iTunes and Spotify. Further tour dates can be found on