MEET DAOIRÍ

'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.'

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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
Dublin - ALBUM LAUNCH
Whelan’s


23rd February 2023
Dundalk
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

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4th March 2023
Limerick
Dolan’s


5th March 2023
Cork
Winthrop Avenue


25th March 2023
Omagh
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
Halifax
Square Chapel Arts Centre


21st April 2023
Belper
Folk at the Meadows


22nd April 2023
The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch Leisure Centre


23rd April 2023
Leamington Spa
Temperance


27th April 2023
Cornwall
Calstock Arts


28th April 2023
Corsham
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
Oxford
The North Wall Arts Centre


4th May 2023
Shoreham-by-Sea
Ropetackle Arts Centre


5th May 2023
London
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
Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Tickets available soon

11th May 2023
Doncaster
Cast
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

contact

  • Agent/Main Contact

    Terry O’Brien
    Playpen Management & Agency
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    terry@playpenmusic.co.uk
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    Will McCarthy PR
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    Jon Howell
    Rhythm Section
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