Daoirí Farrell

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Following his music studies, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell quickly found work accompanying artists including Christy Moore, Martin Hayes and more. In 2013 he won the All Ireland Champion Singer award at the Fleadh in Co. Derry.

His 2016 album 'True Born Irishman' gained him two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and a performance at London's Royal Albert Hall.

‘His powerfully unadorned vocals might be from any era, variously recalling Paul Brady and Andy Irvine…it’s a powerful statement.’ **** Mojo

He has gone on to appear at festivals across the world and in February 2018 he toured with The Transatlantic Sessions.

His third album ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’ (2019) was produced by Dónal Lunny. Reviews confirmed that this is yet another leap forward for Daoirí resulting in four nominations in the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019

‘Just occasionally you come across a singer so talented, so natural, that you feel you might as well give it all up and just listen in awe. Such a one is Daoirí Farrell….’ Living Tradition

His Youtube video of The Creggan Whire Hare has close to 2 million views and the video of his ad hoc performance in a UK airport has over 12 million Youtube views.

Within days of lockdown, Daoirí began livestreaming. The first concert resulted in 49,000 views. Daoirí performed a further 24 ‘Corner Sessions’ weekly at 10pm GMT every Sunday. As a result, he has played live on BBC Radio 4's The Today Programme (May ’20), broadcast to over 7m people a week, and became the second artist ever to take 'remote control' of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe (June ’20).

He is currently working on a new album with Trevor Hutchinson from The Waterboys producing.

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