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Pavilion Arts Centre

Daoirí Farrell / The Damien O’Kane Trio

22 Mar 2017

Daoirí Farrell

Daoirí Farrell

Damien O’Kane

Damien O’Kane


Daoirí Farrell

Nominated for three Radio 2 Folk Awards, (Best Singer, Best Traditional Track, Horizon Award for Best Newcomer), Daoirí Farrell is 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’) is being 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, and is about to deliver the album to prove them right.

After a promising debut album, The First Turn, back in 2009; Daoirí spent several years studying traditional music and performance at the University of Limerick. It was here that Fintan Vallely introduced him to the singing of the late Liam Weldon, an encounter that was to prove formative to his sound and his approach to folk song.


Daoiri Farrell. Pat Rainey, Live at Whelans, Dublin, October 25th 2016


Damien O’Kane

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 Nominee for Best Album

is a Northern Irish musician of many talents. Teamed up with master guitarist Steven Byrnes (Treacherous Orchestra, Kate Rusby) and Steven Iveson’s (Damien O’Kane Band) sublime and exhilarating electric guitar playing, this is a trio that take traditional Irish music and song and, in the words of the the Telegraph, turn it into ‘folk-pop that is Irish music for the 21st Century’. 

O’Kane is a singer. A very good one too, with a relaxed, assured, hypnotic vocal style that exudes a natural warmth and empathy with the colourful characters who occupy his songs.  Added to his accomplished banjo and guitar skills, he is an artist of rich imagination and fearless vision.


Music in the Green will be holding a stall at this event.


"As magnificent a re--‐imagining of traditional folk as you are likely to hear" – Sunday Express

"Could Well become a crossover commercial success" - Guardian

Dates and Prices

Dates: Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm

Tickets: £15

Discounts: Not available.

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