Leeds date for award-winning country singer Derek Ryan

Singer-songwriter Derek Ryan
Singer-songwriter Derek Ryan
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One of Ireland’s biggest country stars is heading to Leeds on his UK tour.

Derek Ryan, who has a number-one album and award-winning tour already under his belt, will take to the stage at Leeds Irish Centre on Friday April 17.

At the end of last year his fourth album Country Soul was named Album of The Year by Irish Country Sound and his single The Entertainer made it to number two in the UK iTunes country charts in the first week of its release.

The singer-songwriter’s most recent album, The Simple Things, topped the Irish charts and he is now wowing fans with The Simple Things Concert & Dance Tour, which showcases a mix of old favourites, classic country and his own original material.

Derek, who embarked on his musical career at just 17 when he became the lead singer of Irish pop band D-side, said: “I love meeting my fans coming off stage. It’s like I’m putting faces to names I see coming up on my Twitter and Facebook all the time.”

Book tickets for the Leeds Irish Centre concert by ringing 0113 248 0887.

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