Daoirí Farrell is a Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player. His debut album was released in 2009, but Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) then spent several years studying traditional music and performance at college and went on to take an MA in the performing arts at the University of Limerick.
In 2013 he won the All Ireland Champion Singer award at the Fleadh in Co. Derry, and in 2015 won the prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections in Glasgow with the line-up FourWinds.
He launched his solo career at Celtic Connections, in January 2016. In 2017 he received two BBC BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, for best traditional album track and best newcomer. In January 2019, he won a liveIreland Livies award for male vocalist of the year.
He has performed in Australia, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, The Czech Republic, UK, USA, Portugal and more. His new album will be released in February 2019.
He will be joined at Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering by Michael O’Connell on uillean pipes and Robbie Walsh on bodhran for a concert at the Centenary Centre on Saturday 20th July.
This concert is kindly sponsored by Culture Ireland