Daoirí Farrell is singlehandedly spearheading a resurgence of
the authentic in Irish folk music…he is rightly in demand all over the world.
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.
Reviews of The Wedding Above In Glencree
‘He has the best Irish traditional voice currently around; if there’s better, I’ve yet to hear it.’ Folk Radio UK
‘Torch bearer for Irish folk song delivers an album full of heart.’ The Irish Times
‘It’s no secret that Daoirí Farrell has become a leading interpreter of traditional songs. With The Wedding Above In Glencree, he provides more ammunition for the fact.’ At The Barrier
‘Not simply the best album so far from Farrell, The Wedding Above In Glencree already sounds very much like a landmark album in Irish acoustic music.’ ****Songlines
(“It’s ‘Derry’ for those of you don’t know me yet”)
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