Derek Ryan - An Exclusive Intimate Show of Acoustic Country Derek Ryan, who was named Entertainer of the Year by the Sunday World, has always been applauded for his breathtaking performances on his huge concert tours. Now, however, Derek has decided to strip down his show and is bringing this intimate, acoustic concert to just five venues around Ireland. Ballymaloe Grainstore is delighted to be among the five, and the only venue south of Donegal to host the 'New King of Country’. The Carlow native has been selling-out shows up and down the country and alongside his band, never fails to put on an astounding performance. During this exclusive concert tour, Derek gives the band a break and, only left with his guitar, connects with the crowd in an intimate and personal way. “The highlight of the concert tour for me, so far, has been the reaction from the audience to my acoustic set half way through the show. I get a chance to tell stories to the audience about my influences and sing some of my own songs and some classics, just me and my guitar!” Derek will be joined by two band members, Rory Madden on keyboards and Matt Curran on guitar.