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6th September, 2018
Traditional Irish Singer
Hot from the Cambridge Folk Festival, singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. In 2017, six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’, Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Traditional Track’, and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Since then he has toured twice in the UK, and played at festivals in Australia, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and more. In February 2018 he toured with the all-star Transatlantic Sessions in venues of up to 2,000 capacity and continues to be in demand across the world. The follow-up to ‘True Born Irishman’ is due out in autumn 2018.
‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade.’ – Dónal Lunny
‘An album that could yet prove to be one of the most significant Irish releases of recent years.’ – Songlines