Christmas is looming again, it’s that time of year to listen to all your favourite festive tunes to get you into the merry mood – and now you have one more to add to the list, because Ireland’s biggest country star has just released his own joyful jingle.

Today, Derek Ryan’s Christmas single, ‘Christmas Time Again (All Over Again) has been made available on iTunes, and it is set to be the happy harmony of the winter season. Last night, Derek gave his fans a sneak preview of the song, by releasing it onto Youtube, which has got a huge response from the public.

The song features musical legend Sharon Shannon, who Derek has collaborated with on their single ‘Hold On To Your Hat’, earlier in the year.  Sharon Shannon is well known for her many different musical collaborations ranging from Shane Mac Gowan of The Pogues to Imelda May, not to forget her number one hit “Galway Girl” with Steve Earle.

This year has been a whirlwind of success for Derek, and with a Christmas single like this one he looks like he will be saying goodbye to 2014 on the right note.

 ‘Christmas Time Again’ (All Over Again) is now available for download on iTunes.