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Daoirí Farrell

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Thu 24 May, 20:00
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‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’ Dónal Lunny

A former electrician, who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is 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. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer, and Best Traditional Track and also performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. In 2017 he has toured twice to the UK, Australia and Canada, and played major festivals in Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and more. 

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Reviews

  • ‘An album that could yet prove to be one of the most significant Irish releases of recent years.’

    **** Songlines

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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