By Suzanne Pender
CARLOW’s Derek Ryan kicks off his highly anticipated 2022 Soft Ground Irish Tour outside of Carlow!
The singer-songwriter will take the stage at the Mount Wolseley Hotel in Tullow on Saturday, January 22, the first of an exciting 23-date tour, during which the hugely popular country music star will perform. live for fans across the country.
Current government restrictions mean the Mount Wolseley concert is moved to 5:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m.
Derek can’t wait to perform for his local fans and kick off the first Soft Ground Tour concert in Carlow.
Despite an incredibly difficult time for the entertainment scene, the singer-songwriter has used his time away from live performances to create new tracks and he has also recently released Soft ground, his 12th studio album.
The latest offering contains 12 original songs, including where you go, which was in the top ten of the Irish charts. Other singles include You’re a girl and Carlow tonight, which is a big favorite with Carlovans living abroad. The video for Carlow tonight was released in December. It enjoys massive television exposure and turns out to be a wonderful hymn to the people of Carlow around the world. The video can be viewed on Derek’s social media platforms.
At its output, Soft ground went straight to the official UK country albums charts and remained in the top ten for an incredible 11 weeks. It was also in the top ten of the official Irish charts after its launch in October. Derek has already recorded two number one album hits with The simple things and A good night.
Derek is no stranger to chart success, having written numerous songs for a number of fellow performers in the country music scene which have gone on to become number one hits on the iTunes charts. He also enjoyed a number of top 10 hits during his boyband era in the Irish and UK charts and even got a number one in Japan! He is also one of the few Irish artists to have performed on The top of the pops Many times.
Tickets (€ 30) for the Mount Wolseley show are available at derekryanmusic.com or at the hotel.