Songwriters Showcase

Songwriters Showcase

Grassroots Christian songwriters

Derek McCorkell


Derek McCorkellDerek McCorkell, Christian singer songwriter from Ballymena, Northern Ireland writes and performs a blend of Christian Contemporary and Christian Country music. His music is influenced by such artists as Bebo Norman, Don Moen, Third Day with Country influences from the likes of Randy Travis and Garth Brooks. He has produced 4 albums to date, the latest of which is 'The Fire & The Flood' just recently released under the 'Statue Records label. This album contains 11 original tracks ranging from deeply worshipful songs to Christian rock.

Derek, born in Londonderry, N/Ire, took an early interest in music when at the age of 14 years started to play guitar and write songs, at 18 he teamed up with his younger brother David and started playing the pub & club circuit in his native Ireland. this continued for some years until his early 20's when he joined a Country band and toured all over the UK as a professional musician. Although he made a comfortable living at this it wasn't really dsatisfying his need to write as the band weras mainly doing covers of American Country songs and were not interested in doing original material. Derek consequently left the band and a few months later joined a classic Rock outfit who did want to perform original songs. A very successful period followed and the band toured extensively in the UK and Europe. then disaster stuck - for the band at least, but for Derek it was to be the best thing that ever happened - he found Christ and became a committed Christian. This was in 1996 and since that time Derek has written and played only for the Glory of God. This has seen him grow as a writer/singer and given him the chance at long last to perform the many songs that he has written over the years. He says "If only I'd done this 30 years ago, I love every minute". This shows in his music give it a listen you won't be disappointed.

Featured Songs

A simple man mp3 (5.55mb)
A stunning new worship song excellently penned by Dixie Vornbrock arranged and performed by Derek McCorkell.
A spark to a flame mp3 (4.3mb)
A prayer that each of us should pray,that people will not see or hear us in our songs, but see God in all we say and do.
Church of my heart (0.04mb)
Gracious God mp3 (5.84mb)
I accept the call mp3 (4.27mb)
A deep and powerful new worship song.
Its the children that die mp3 (3.07mb)
Lord I surrender mp3 (4.6mb)
More than meets the eye mp3 (4.35mb)
Taste and see mp3 (4.75mb)
Sometimes Children of God stray away from the fold,but once tasting what God offers compared to the world they return,they've tasted & seen.
The fire & the flood mp3 (4.51mb)
Each of us as Christians sometime in our walk with Christ we will go through the fire & the flood,but be assured that you will come through it changed and stronger in faith because of it.
You can mp3 (5.26mb)


Telephone Derek on 02825 638129.