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14th November, 2019
BLASTA! Festival 2019
Tickets £12/£10 Concesssion
‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge from Ireland in the last decade’ – Dónal Lunny.
Often being compared to Christy Moore, Daoirí Farrell won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2017. He’s performed live at The Royal Albert Hall; He appeared at this years Cambridge Folk Festival, with his ‘Dublin All Star Celtic Session; and he brought his ‘Dublin Session’ to the ‘Celtic Connections Festival 2019’.
Following his tour, last year, with ‘The Transatlatic Sessions,’ Daoirí is undoubtedly one on the biggest emerging stars to come out of Ireland at this present time. Daoirí has also just released his new album, ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness,’ produced by the legendary Dónal Lunny, which is already being internationally acclaimed. This is a rare chance to see a new Irish Rising Star, in the making.
What the press said about Daoirí’s new album:
‘A truly timeless album…The whole album flows. Like driving through the night with every roundabout empty and all the traffic lights on green. ‘ Irish Music
‘A totally captivating album…mellifluous singing, beguiling brogue and storytelling aptitude to compel the listener to savour every word.’ ***** The Weekend Australian
‘A refreshing delight. An education. Absolutely adore it.’ ***** RnR ‘
A worthy successor of a folk singing tradition rooted in Ireland.’ **** Songlines
More About Daoirí Farrell:
Although the only singer/musician in his immediate family, Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) was introduced to the music at a very early age by his parents who loved artists such as Christy Moore, Andy Irvine, Frank Harte, Planxty and The Bothy Band. Daoirí took up music himself at the relatively late age of 16 and only started to perform live at 23, but he has come a long way since then, releasing his acclaimed debut album ‘The First Turn’ in 2009, while he studying music on the Ceoiltoir Higher National Diploma in Irish Traditional Music course, in Ballyfermot College, Dublin. ‘The First Turn, could well prove to be a winner for Daoirí Farrell’ Irish Music Magazine Following the release of ‘The First Turn’, Daoirí took an extended break to do an MA in Music Performance at the World Academy of Music in the University of Limerick. Since Daoirí’s return to the stage, he has regularly performed in the many singing circles and folk clubs around Ireland, including Dublin’s famous Góilin singers club and the All-Ireland Fleadh.
He has performed alongside some of the biggest names in Irish and international folk music including Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Alan Doherty, Danú, Dervish, Paddy Keenan, Matt Molloy, Arty McGlynn, The John Carty Big Band, Sean Keane, Kila and may more….He became the All Ireland Champion Singer at the Fleadh in Co. Derry in 2013 and won the Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections in 2015 with the line-up FourWinds. He has continued to gain in stature among the Irish folk-singing circuit, and has toured in numerous line-ups throughout Ireland and beyond, including dates in France, Germany, America, Canada and India, with his UK launch as a solo artist taking place at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival in January 2016. Since then he has appeared many times at Celtic Connections, at The Cambridge Folk Festival and t The Royal Albert Hall. He toured with The Transatlantic Sessions. He has won the applause from audiences all around the globe and he had gained commendations from Many of Ireland’s top musicians.