After the success of his DVD recording, “The Entertainer LIVE!”, and a beckoning request from fans, Derek Ryan has decided to release a LIVE CD. Recorded on the Carlow man’s Concert Tour, the CD includes a mix of Derek’s original songs, old country favourites and pop chart covers. The CD, “Derek Ryan The Entertainer LIVE!”, will be on release Friday 14th March, the perfect way to kick start the St Patrick’s day celebrations.


Derek’s concert tour has so far been extremely successful, with a set list suitable to all crowds. He has been touring and showcasing his talent on the road for nearly three years – and the heart throb has been selling out shows and filling up dance floors around the country since.

Not only has Derek’s concert tour sold out in venues across the country, it has also boosted Derek’s performances from excellent to award winning. This year, The Sunday World awarded the Carlow native with “Best Live Performer of the Year”.

Just last week, Derek received the humbling award for “Best Album” at the Farmers Journal Awards. “Country Soul” was released in October 2013, went straight into the Irish Charts, and received great praise from fans and media alike. One song included on the award winning album is “Raggle Taggle Gypsy”, a cover of The Waterboys single, which Derek has made his own.

“Raggle Taggle Gypsy” and bonus track “Irish Medley” will also be on release on Friday, to accompany the release of the Live. Raggle Taggle Gypsy has been taken from award winning album, “Country Soul”, The Irish Medley was recorded live at the Iontas Theatre, Castleblaney, and has been taken from the fantastic new live CD, “The Entertainer”. It is a medley of old Irish favourites, including Raitlin Bog, Rare Old Mountain Dew, Courtin In the Kitchen and Whiskey In The Jar – the perfect medley to listen to over the St Patrick’s celebrations!

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Speaking about the busy weekend ahead, the singer/ songwriter said “Not only do we have a fantastic weekend ahead of us with the St Patrick’s Day celebrations and dances; I have two new releases coming out on Friday!”

“It was already surreal having my own Live DVD, but now releasing a CD to go with it, my career in music is really taking off! I think the Live DVD & CD includes a great range of songs, crowd pleasers you might say!”

These “crowd pleasers” include, his original, “100 Numbers”, Beatles cover “Hey Jude”, Bryan Adams cover, “Heaven” and many more.

“Derek Ryan The Entertainer Live!” CD and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” including bones track “Irish Medley”, will be on sale on the Friday 14th March, both on release from Sharpe Music or via iTunes download.


Derek will be appearing in the following stores for signings of his new Live CD:
Fri 14th March @ 1.00pm – CD World, Drogheda
Sat 15th March @ 2.30pm – HMV/ Xtravision, Letterkenny
Mon 17th March @ 2.30pm – HMV/ Xtravision, Navan
Thurs 20th March @ 2.00pm – Trax (Music Store), Carlow


Check out Derek’s St Patrick’s Dances! 

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