Derek McCorkell is a Singer and Songwriter based out of Minnesota, but that's not where he originated from. Listen to his music, and his origins become clear almost immediately -- the lilt of the Irish brogue shines through magnificently. Derek is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist with a vocal style reminiscent of Davy Arthur of Davy Arthur & The Fureys fame. Though Country music is Derek's primary genre, he writes and composes in many other genres that can be found here on Audiosparx. Have a listen, and enjoy!
Derek was born in 1953 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and he later moved to Ballymena where he resided for nigh on 35 years. Writing and performing music has been in his blood from an early age, having acquired his first guitar at the tender age of 14 which survived about a year before being summarily smashed over the head of his younger brother David for laughing at Derek whilst he learned to play the instrument. Needless to say, this halted his progress on the guitar considerably until he saved up enough money to purchase another one. After a few years of studious learning, Derek decided he was good enough to join a band, and the musical journey thus was embarked upon.
And what a journey it was to be. For many years, he toured extensively around Europe sharing stages with many much more famous names. All the while, he crafted his art of songwriting and musical composition. 10 years ago Derek decided up uproot his life and embark on yet one more journey, a journey that led him to where he is today, Minnesota USA. A far cry from the back streets of "Derry," but while can take the man out of Ireland, you can't take Ireland out of the man.
Original Country music penned, composed & performed by Derek McCorkell sold singly or as an Album collectively. Classic country sound, male vocals, guitar, drum, with a genuine truck driving 18 wheeler type country sound, medium fast tempo. Male Vocals, Country, Classic Country
Pop/Alt Pop track dealing with the state of decline in social attitudes, features great Sax solo, tells a harrowing story of a fateful July 4th night. Listen it might just be what you need. Male Vocals, Pop, Alt Pop
Mid Tempo Bluegrass track all the usual instruments associated with this Genre, Lively Bouncy track good for background in chase or road trip scenes ideal on hold music or restaurant music. Instrumental, Country, Bluegrass
Slow folk type ballad guitar violin start rising to full ensemble lovely quiet atmospheric piece great for contemplative moods thoughtful scenes tender moments etc etc,, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Blues based track offering variation on the 12 bar theme, good solo segment with driving bass and electric guitar. Use as Instrumental or be creative and add your on Vocals and Lyric. The choice is yours. Instrumental, Rock, Blues Rock
Slow acoustic ballad piano start slowly building to full orchestration then slowly declining to end on piano. Excellent for romantic interlude or sentimental flashback scenes. Has potential for use where a quiet track in the background is essential. Instrumental, Pop, Acoustic Pop
Part 3 of the Irish Celtic Trilogy (The Sorrow), portraying the aftermath of the battle. You can almost hear the mournful cries of those who have lost their loved ones. Irish tragedy, loss, departure, honoring the fallen heros, rituals, military aftermath, great sadness. Instrumental, European, Ireland
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