In November of 2019 Derek Ryan released what was for me one of the finest compilation albums Irish Country Music has ever seen. Aptly titled 'The Hits' , it features all Derek's biggest songs since the beginning of his story in Irish Country and what a story it has being so far. The Carlow native's song writing ability for me is something very special. Hes only 36 and already the amount of great songs he's penned suggests we're in for a lot more. I caught up with Derek yesterday for a chat about how he's spending his time during the pandemic, we spoke of his time in D side, the influence of his dad on his music career plus much more.
To listen to 5 songs of Derek's that he chose for this podcast, you can hear them along with this interview by visiting the below link. The interview on its own is here to abide by platform rules.
I hope you enjoy the show!