Derek Ryan releases his new single ‘Homeland’ this week. Taken from the new album ‘The Fire’ which is released on Friday 22nd September, it is a track that sums up his love for his native Carlow and its people.

No matter the lure of international shows and performances, Derek from Garryhill, who travelled the world with D-Side, always longs for home at the foot of Mount Leinster. He also filmed a video for the song around the county and its beauty spots.

The country star has never kept the love for Carlow silent, so it was only natural he recorded a song that encapsulated those feelings and memories.

The single mixes the modern country star’s style with old traditional Irish music to give you a feel of the importance of home and family life in Ireland, which sums up the values of this highly acclaimed country star.

Next week Derek will be giving those who attend the National Ploughing Championships an early taste of the new album with it going on sale exclusively at the event three days ahead of its digital and hard copy release to shops.

‘Homeland’ the single is available for download on iTunes on the Sharpe Music label.