'Daoirí Farrell is singlehandedly spearheading a resurgence of the authentic in Irish folk music…he is rightly in demand all over the world.' Irish Music

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.

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. On the verge of releasing his fourth solo album in early 2023, he 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 respected publications including MOJO, The Irish Post, Songlines and more.

On record

The debut album, 'The First Turn', surfaced back in 2009, with his breakthrough album appearing in 2016 with the powerful 'True Born Irishman', a set that Songlines called 'an album that could yet prove to be one of the most significant Irish releases of recent years.' 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 and FATEA's 'nothing less than a quintessential Irish folk album' approval, Daoirí's long-awaited fourth album, 'The Wedding Above In Glencree', is set for release in late February 2023.

On stage

Daoirí's live work sees the 2013 All Ireland Champion Singer touring far and wide, performing regularly at festivals around the globe including in Canada, Australia and Europe. He has also toured the USA as vocalist for Lúnasa, performed in the UK in the line-up of the renowned Transatlantic Sessions and played to a live and TV audience at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall.

More recently, March 2020 saw him 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.

As well as touring internationally, Daoirí still hones his art with regular unannounced visits to the many sessions across the city of Dublin.


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‘Effortless, instinctive, natural…the real deal.'

Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show


The Wedding Above In Glencree
Out on 24th February 2023
A Lifetime of Happiness

True Born Irishman

The First Turn

‘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

Upcoming concerts

Spring 2023 Island of Ireland Album Tour

20th February 2023

23rd February 2023
The Spirit Store

24th February 2023
Greystones, Co. Wicklow
The Hot Spot Music Club, The Beach House

3rd March 2023
Smartscastle, Waterford
The Seanti Bar


4th March 2023

5th March 2023
Winthrop Avenue

25th March 2023
Dún Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre

25th May 2023
Fallons, Kilcullen
Red Hot Music Club

Spring 2023 UK Mainland Album Tour

19th April 2023
Cramlington Folk Club

20th April 2023
Square Chapel Arts Centre

21st April 2023
Folk at the Meadows

22nd April 2023
The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch Leisure Centre

23rd April 2023
Leamington Spa

27th April 2023
Calstock Arts

28th April 2023
Pound Arts

29th April 2023
Devoran Village Hall

30th April 2023
Topsham Folk Club

2nd May 2023
Isle of Wight
Quay Arts, Newport

3rd May 2023
The North Wall Arts Centre

4th May 2023
Ropetackle Arts Centre

5th May 2023
Kings Place
Daoirí Farrell Trio

6th May 2023
New Milton
Forest Arts Centre

7th May 2023
Hitchin Folk Club

9th May 2023
Norwich Arts Centre

10th May 2023
Lakeside Arts
Tickets available soon

11th May 2023
Ticket on sale 9th December

Summer 2023



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‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’

Dónal Lunny


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