DEREK RYAN IS ON ‘THE ROAD TO CHRISTMAS’ WITH NEW FESTIVE ALBUM
Derek Ryan has been leading the charge for the past ten years in the new wave of country music that has swept everywhere from parish halls to arenas and from Moy to Melbourne. Derek has released 10 albums and scores of singles. On 27th November, Derek Ryan is set to bring early festive cheer to his many fans with the release of his first Christmas album.
In what has been a challenging and anxious year, the ten-track timeless collection ‘The Road to Christmas’ is hoped to bring pleasant escapism from the big C (COVID 19) which has caused turmoil in people’s lives and seen the cancellation of live music events. Even Santa himself needs cheering up this year.
When the world was in lockdown, Derek spent the time writing the opening track and arranging the other classics on the cd which was produced by Mark Kingswood and recorded in the Kingswood Studios in the UK and Piccolo studios in Canada.
‘The Road to Christmas’ PRE-ORDER YOUR ALBUM HERE
“This festive collection of music includes treasured Christmas songs we all know and can sing along to,” said Derek.
“It was one of the most exciting and fulfilling recording experiences I have had despite not being able to be in the studio with the musicians due to social distancing practices. However, it came as light relief from what we all have had to endure this year and the changes we had to make.”
“I hope it will provide the perfect antidote to the sometimes frenetic pace and stress of the festive season, and this collection will remind everyone of why we all love Christmas.”
The coming Christmas Eve may be the first year since his country music career started that Derek will not be able to sing in his home village church with brother Adrian and father Pat, with the family combo rendition of hymns being one of their family highlights. Unfortunately, this year, if restrictions are still in place, it may be the new CD that will be playing in St Lazerians Church, Drumphea, Co. Carlow.
Derek delivers his Christmas present for fans that includes a mix of contemporary and classic versions of Last Christmas, Winter Wonderland, and Blue Christmas amongst the 10 seasonal chestnuts in his inimitable style.
‘The Road to Christmas’ is released on the 27th of November and is available to order HERE from the official Derek Ryan website.
- THE ROAD TO CHRISTMAS
- JINGLE BELL ROCK
- WHITE CHRISTMAS
- WINTER WONDERLAND
- O HOLY NIGHT
- TWO STEP ‘ROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
- BELLEAU WOOD
- BLUE CHRISTMAS
- LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!
- LAST CHRISTMAS
Check out Derek Ryan’s Christmas gifts here