Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by someof the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come outof Ireland in recent years. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer andBest Traditional Track, and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’sRoyal Albert Hall.Since then he has toured the UK, and played at festivals in Australia, Canada, theUK, Belgium, Denmark and more. In February 2018 he toured with the all-starTransatlantic Sessions in major venues across the UK. Daoirí released his newalbum ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’, produced by Dónal Lunny, in February 2019. Inautumn 2019 he was also nominated for three RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019 forbest singer, best traditional track and best album for ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’.From March 2020 he attracted up to 85,000 viewers for his run of twenty-five weeklylivestreamed concerts every Sunday night at 10pm, which led to him performing onBBC Radio 4’s Today programme and co-hosting the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show
withMark Radcliffe.Daoirí is currently recording a new album with Trevor Hutchinson from Lúnasa/TheWaterboys with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland.
‘His powerfully unadorned vocals might be from any era, variously recalling Paul Brady and Andy Irvine…it’s a powerful statement.’ **** Mojo
‘I’ve been listening to Daoirí’s emerging sounds since first hearing him at the GóilinSingers Club in Dublin when he was a young lad….always a treat to hear him sing.’ - Christy Moore
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