It’s commonly accepted that Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell is one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.
(“It’s ‘Derry’ for those of you don’t know me yet”)
A product of Dublin’s famous club An Góilin Traditional Singers, since launching his own solo live career at the 2016 Celtic Connections, Daoirí Farrell has gone from strength to strength. He released his fourth solo album in earlier this year and can boast numerous honours from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards to ALSR Celtic Music accolades.
He has received endorsements from the likes of Christy Moore (‘Daoirí has assumed the mantle of Luke [Kelly]’), Mark Radcliffe (‘What a voice’) and Dónal Lunny (‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’), with his music and live performances earning the acclaim of many respected publications.
“I’ve been listening to Daoirí ‘s emerging sounds since first hearing him at the Góilin Singers club in Dublin when he was a young lad.. always a treat to hear him sing” – Christy Moore
His debut album, ‘The First Turn’, surfaced back in 2009, with his breakthrough album appearing in 2016 with the powerful ‘True Born Irishman’, It went on to win him two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Following 2019’s ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’, which earned three nominations in the RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards, Daoirí’s long-awaited fourth album, ‘The Wedding Above In Glencree’, was released earlier this year and made the RTÉ Radio 2 playlist in Ireland and reached number 11 on the Official UK Folk Albums Chart.
In March 2020, when the world had to hide, Daoirí decided to entertain his ever increasing fanbase, with a live stream from what he called ‘The Covid Corner’ of his kitchen in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day. It was followed by an additional twenty-five consecutive weekly online performances, attracting worldwide audiences with over 15,000 views each week and resulted in an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme.
Thankfully, we are now all released from the shackles of ‘Lockdown’ and able to see this wonderful entertainer live, which is when he is at his spontaneous best.. live dates for his Autumn Tour are as follows:
Autumn 2023 Daoirí Farrell UK Tour
Sun 22nd Oct
Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead
Sat 30th Sept
Victoria Hall, Settle
Sun 1st Oct
Greystones, Sheffield – matinee and evening shows
Thu 5th Oct
The Place, Bedford
Fri 6th Oct
The Corn Hall, Diss
Sun 8th Oct
Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham
Thu 12th Oct
West End Centre, Aldershot
Fri 13th Oct
Upwey Music at St. Laurence Church, Uwey, Weymouth
Sat 14th Oct
The Folk House, Bristol
Sun 15th Oct
Folk On The Moor, Lee Mill, Devon
Wed 18th Oct
St. Nicholas Church, Baulking, Oxon.
Thu 19th Oct – TRIO SHOW
Norton’s, Digbeth, Birmingham
Fri 20th Oct
The Regal, Tenbury Wells
Sat 21st Oct
Selby Town Hall, North Yorks.