Derek Ryan – Hold onto your Hat

Hold Onto Your Hat” featuring Sharon Shannon, will be on release from Sharpe Music or available to download via iTunes from the 16thMay 2014.  

 Here they are performing on The Late Late Show:

After the rip roaring success of Country soul, Derek’s previous album, with hits such as “100 Numbers”, “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” and “Wake Me Up”, it is very likely that repeat succes is around the corner.

Derek Ryan has had a enjoyed huge success over the lats three years, and is set to continue his good form with his promiising new collaboration. Sharon Shannon is a female solo artist who boasts a promising past portfolio on her own behalf. She has had contributions from artists/Bands such as Shane Macgowan from The Pogues fame to Imelda May, no to mention her Number 1 Hit with Steve Earle.

Don’t forget to watch out for news of Derek’s new album being released later this year on

Derek Ryan appears in the Olympia Theatre Dublin on Thursday 17thJuly where he will be joined by Sharon Shannon.

Sharon will also guest with Derek at an open air event at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh on 31st May. Tickets are available from and

Next weekend there will be a Derek Ryan Music Weekend taking place in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny when Derek will be joined by Declan Nerney and Gerry Guthrie with the Sunday afternoon dance being a family day, such is the interest amongst the youth for Derek’s brand of country.


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