Derek Ryan performs as part of Live at the Gleneagle Killarney on Thursday July 7th and 14th and August 11th and 18th. Derek and his fantastic band (now rated as Ireland’s leading country band) are back on the road to perform many of Derek’s classic hits from ‘Hold On To Your Hat’ ‘Down On Your Uppers’ and ‘God’s Plan’. Continuing to propel to new heights, Derek Ryan has firmly cemented his position at the top table of Irish Country’s elite with his brand of original, self-penned material and country classics. The Carlow man is a multi-recipient of awards for his performances and songwriting including the Sunday World accolade for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Songwriter of the Year’. But Derek, being at the forefront of this new wave of young Irish country stars, continues to remain ever loyal to his worldwide army of fans.
All Folk’d Up offer fans an eclectic mix of classic sounds from Irish Folk and Rock music traditions, while still sprinkling their own unique, modern twist. Fans have become accustomed to hearing bouncing melodies, enticing lyrical stories, vintage Celtic-Rock sounds with jaw-dropping banjo progressions classic dance medleys
All Folk’d Up have garnered a reputation as one of the best new-wave bands operating on the Irish circuit, with fans travelling across Ireland and beyond to catch a glimpse of the lads from Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone. The five-piece have continued their march to Irish Folk-Rock dominance with some star-studded guest appearances on the Irish and UK festival circuit, as well as residencies in Dublin’s Temple Bar, The Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival and at the world-renowned Mandalay Bay Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Lead singer Pauric Mohan formed the band while the singer was studying for his music degree in Dublin, calling upon the services of younger brother Barry, who adds pumping drive to the band with his punchy bass lines and vocal harmonies. The outstanding Patrick McGrandles features on flute and whistle duties, Ryan Kelly on guitars and vocal back-up, while drummer Szymon Dwulat keeps the band punching in perfect rhythm.