Folkworks: Daoirí Farrell
RESCHEDULED date from Sunday 11 April 2021 (original date Sunday 5 April 2020)
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It’s been a whirlwind for Daoirí (‘Derry’) Farrell over the last three years. In January 2016 he launched his solo career with a low-key show at Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. In January 2019 he will return to the festival, this time to lead an all-star line-up in one of the festival’s biggest venues.
So how the meteoric rise? Simply a word-of-mouth excitement about what Dónal Lunny has described as, ‘one of the most important traditional singers to emerge out of Ireland in the last decade.’ A run of small dates across the UK in May 2016 was preceded by a live session on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe and suddenly everyone was talking about Daoirí. A few festival performances in summer 2016 was followed by a longer UK tour that autumn and the release of a new album ‘True Born Irishman’, nine years after he had quietly released his debut ‘The First Turn’.
“Farrell has created quite a buzz in Ireland…it’s easy to hear why. His powerfully unadorned vocals might be from any era, variously recalling Paul Brady and Andy Irvine…it’s a powerful statement.” Mojo – review of True Born Irishman