Derek Ryan’s career so far has been undoubtedly a remarkable journey. Over the past three years, the Carlow born songwriter has been touring all throughout Ireland and the UK, and gathering quite the following wherever he goes! On his journey, he has reached many milestones he never thought he would, and for his next he his hopping the whole way to Australia!

Today, Derek has made the huge announcement that he will be taking his tour to Australia later this year. After much deliberations, and a loud call from those down under, Derek has decided to bring his Country Soul to his Australian fans.

Last year, Derek released his hit single “Welcome Home”, a song about the Irish emigrants in Australia. Now Derek will be “swapping his tin whistle for a didgeridoo” in September for real as he makes the long journey down under. Not only does Derek have a ready-made fanbase of young Irish emigrants, but word seems to be spreading of the Irish heart throb, with many Australian fans awaiting his arrival this September.

Currently topping the charts with his new hit single “Hold On To Your Hat” (featuring Sharon Shannon), The New King Of Country is hoping to repeat the success he has achieved in Ireland.

On his tour, Derek will be visiting Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Rockhampton and Brisbane with “more to come” as stated in his facebook post earlier. Keep an eye on Derek’s website for further information on the tour, there’s one thing for sure, it’s going to be a big one!