Euro­vi­sion’s Ryan set for En­nis­cor­thy

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

HAV­ING re­cently re­stored Ire­land’s pride by mak­ing it to the Euro­vi­sion fi­nals, singer/song­writer Ryan O’Shaugh­nessy is set to take to the stage at En­nis­cor­thy’s Pre­sen­ta­tion Cen­tre on Septem­ber 15.

The Sk­er­ries na­tives man­aged to suf­fi­ciently cap­ture the imag­i­na­tions of the Euro­pean judges with his song ‘ To­gether’ mak­ing it to the fi­nals ear­lier this year and at the same time car­ry­ing a strong mes­sage about equal­ity.

Hav­ing in­tially came to promi­nence as an ac­tor on Fair City, a role which he played for seven years, Ryan de­cided to give mu­sic a go and en­joyed a brief foray with fame in the UK af­ter ap­pear­ing on Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent.

How­ever, the Dubliner has since ad­vised young­sters start­ing out in mu­sic not to fol­low in his foot­steps. ‘I would ad­vise peo­ple not to do it,’ he said. ‘As a tal­ent, you have a lot more to give than just be­ing a snip­pet on a TV show. I find with a lot of The X Fac­tor singers, there are some amaz­ing singers, but do you hear of any of them af­ter­wards? There’s only one or two that push hard and might make a ca­reer out of it.’

Hav­ing come through the mad­ness of re­al­ity TV, Ryan re­leased his al­bum ‘Back to Square One’ back in 2016 and, fol­low­ing his foray into the crazy world of Euro­vi­sion, he’s now back with a brand new song ‘Civil War’.

En­nis­cor­thy is the first date on his tour to sup­port the new sin­gle and he’s look­ing for­ward to show­ing a Wex­ford crowd ex­actly what he can do.

Tick­ets for the gig are priced at €12/€15 and are avail­able from The Pre­sen­ta­tion Cen­tre on 053 9233000 or from www.pre­sen­ta­tion­cen­tre.ie.

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