The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre

Saturday, May 27th 2017:


Daoirí Farrell
"Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade.” - Dónal Lunny

A former electrician, who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is being 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, and has delivered the album to prove them right.

Four months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí received three nominations in the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer, Best Singer and Best Traditional Track.

"On only his second solo album this former electrician surely steps into Irish folk legend...” - **** Daily Mirror

"The creamy forthrightness of Paul Brady, the occasional guile and nuance of Andy Irvine and the attitude and approach to material, perhaps, of Christy Moore.” - fRoots

"An album that could yet prove to be one of the most significant Irish releases of recent years.” - **** Songlines

"Farrell has created quite a buzz in Ireland… it’s easy to hear why. His powerfully unadorned vocals might be from any era, variously recalling Paul Brady and Andy Irvine... it’s a powerful statement.” - **** Mojo

Doors Open: 8:00pm
Commences At: 8:30pm
In advance: €13 / €10
At the door: €15 / €12


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