Derek Ryan who has been named the best country performer for 2014 is coming to Armagh City on Saturday 31st May 2014 for an open-air concert and dance at the wonderful Armagh Athletic Grounds stadium. He will be joined by the amazing Sharon Shannon the multi-platinum award winning accordion player who has enjoyed solo success and with the groundbreaking band The Water Boys. Sharon Shannon and Derek Ryan will make for a perfect musical blend when they take to the purpose built stage in Armagh’s Athletic Grounds to play Ryan’s new single ‘Hold On to Your Hat’ and many many more.
Derek Ryan’s rise to stardom on the country scene has been phenomenal and there are few country stars who can claim to have made such an impact in just over two years. The County Carlow singer/songwriter and heartthrob was well accustomed to playing to sell-out audiences around the world with his former band D-Side and has now brought a distinctive and fresh sound to country music. This concert will host almost 5,000 of an audience for this much-anticipated concert on the 31st May. Derek Ryan and his guests will certainly have the crowd dancing the night away and soaking up the summer vibes in what is now the perfect open-air concert venue with state of the art acoustics.
Expect a full evening’s entertainment with doors opening at 6 pm. Fully licensed bars and a variety of food outlets will be available throughout the stadium grounds. Remember to purchase a draw ticket on your way in as there will be a superb prize up for grabs. MC for the night will be BBC Radio Ulster’s very own Hugo Duncan with supporting group ‘Big Pat and his Band’.
Tickets are available from http://www.armaghgaa.net/armagh-shop/ or the Armagh County Board Office at The Athletic Grounds and other outlets across Armagh. CONTACT 028 37538647 for further details & tickets