Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell has been 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. Farrell cut his teeth as a singer in Dublin’s famous Góilin Singers Club and at other sessions across the city, many of which he still visits regularly. After a promising debut album, The First Turn (2009) Daoirí spent several years studying traditional music and performance during which time he was introduced to the singing of the late Liam Weldon, an encounter that was to prove formative to his sound and his approach to folk song. His second album True Born Irish Man (2017) went on to win him two BBC Folk Awards in 2017 (Best Traditional Track, and Best Newcomer). Catch him while he’s on your doorstep.
“Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade.” - Dónal Lunny
“Firm, commanding expressiveness that gets straight to the emotional point of a song, delivering an immediate immersion and involvement for his audience. True Born Irishman... one of the year’s outstanding Irish music albums” - David Kidman, Fatea
“True Born irishman... an album that could yet prove to be one of the most significant Irish releases of recent years.” – Songlines
Effortless, instinctive, natural…the real deal.' - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show
Published on 20 June 2019