Ireland’s Ryan Dolan who represented the country at Eurovision 2013, has a strong case to celebrate despite not winning Eurovision (though we are calling for a thorough recount still). 2 weeks on from the Eurovision Finals in Sweden, Ryan has much cause for celebration.
Firstly Ryan has managed to chart in over 30 countries with his song “Only Love Survives” which is an indication of how current and radio friendly the song is. Remember that you can download the song on iTunes. What is very impressive is that the song has managed to climb to the Top 5 in the Russian Radio Charts – which is a huge achievement in itself for an Irish Act.
Ryan’s Album “Frequency” continues to sell here in Ireland and hopes are for it to break further charts across Europe. You can download here
Ryan has been asking people to tweet their favorite song from his album – maybe this could be his next single. Get tweeting to @RyanDolanMusic – and if you are not following him on Twitter – THEN WHY NOT? Especially when Ryan just feels the need to take his shirt off – (sorry Ryan you know we couldn’t resist)
There has been interest from Universal Music in Russia into Ryan’s career in that region. The future looks bright for the young Irish Singer.
Ryan returned from Eurovision to a huge welcome in his home town of Strabane in Co Tyrone. You can see the thousands that turned out to greet him and his friend and co-writer of “Only Love Survives” Wez Devine
(YouTube Video courtesy of Bridget Love)
There also to meet Ryan, was another Irish Eurovision Star – Mickey Harte – who represented Ireland at Eurovision 2003. They performed “Stand By Me” together at the Alley Theater in Strabane.
(YouTube Video Courtesy of Jordan Novak)
Over the coming months Ryan will be making appearances at Festivals and concerts. We have a few to let you know about now.
The first is the “Newphonic Festival” in Newry on the 29th of June! Tickets are available below
Next up is the “Rose of Tralee” festival in Country Kerry on Friday August 16th with none other than UK pop sensations JLS. For our International readers – “The Rose Of Tralee festival” is an international competition which is celebrated among Irish communities all over the world. The festival, held annually in the town of Tralee in Country Kerry, takes its inspiration from a nineteenth-century ballad of the same name about a woman called Mary, who because of her beauty was called The Rose of Tralee. In short it is a big deal here in Ireland and a great honor and exposure for Ryan to be asked to perform. For tickets details see below
One Million Mark
One million YouTube hits for your official video for your Eurovision Entry is a milestone, and that is what happened earlier this week when Ryan’s video broke the 1 Million mark. Now if you take a look at the first page of YouTube searches for his song you get almost 2 million hits for the Irish man and his song – as we say in Ireland “Mighty Stuff” – so a huge congratulations to Ryan, Stuart, Conor and the team!
So there is no excuse to follow Ryan on Twitter, But the single and album and see him perform live! He has been the ultimate gentleman to us here at Eurovision Ireland and it goes to show you that the “Nice Guys Do Win”!! We all wish Ryan the very best of luck in his career which we will keep you up to date with.
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source – Eurovision Ireland