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Daoirí Farrell Trio!
October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets start at just £10 and can be found below!
Winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2017:
The Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track
Three times nominee for the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019
‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’
‘I’ve been listening to Daoirí’s emerging sounds since first hearing him at the Góilin Singers
Club in Dublin when he was a young lad….always a treat to hear him sing.’
“It doesn’t get much better than that. The real deal. What a voice.”
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show
‘Daoirí played for ninety minutes. Watching, caught in the enthralling flow of the music, it felt like twenty.’ Live review by From the Margins
‘What makes this trio exceptionally good, however, is the striking voice of singer-bouzouki
player Farrell. A great voice that is perfect for traditional Irish work. The Blue Tar Road , A
Pint Of Plain and the instrumental Rakish Paddy, we’ve heard them before, but rarely so inspired and impressive.’
Folk Forum NL
Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell has
been 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.
Daoirí received three nominations in the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019 for best singer,
best traditional track and best album for ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’.
Within days of lockdown, Daoirí began livestreaming. The first concert resulted in 49,000
views. Daoirí performed a further 24 ‘Corner Sessions’ weekly at 10pm GMT every Sunday.
As a result, he has played live on BBC Radio’s The Today Programme (May ’20),
broadcast to over 7m people a week, and became the second artist ever to take “remote
control” of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe (June ’20).
His fourth studio album recorded with Trevor Hutchinson from The Waterboys, ‘The
Wedding Above In Glencree’ was released in February 2023.
Mark Redmond – uilleann pipes
Mark Redmond from County Wexford has performed as soloist at many significant events including with the RTE Concert Orchestra; RTE National Symphony Orchestra (including a performance of the Brendan Voyage in the NCH, Dublin and in 2017 as soloist on the occasion of the state visit of Queen Elisabeth II to Ireland, 2011), Camerata Ireland under
the direction of pianist Barry Douglas for the premiere of Ólagan commemorating 1916, in
the Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts in Washington, with The Savannah Philharmonic,
Georgia, USA, with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne in Rennes in France, and at
the Eucharistic Congress in 2012 when Mark played solo during the closing ceremony at
Croke Park in front of over 80,000 people and a worldwide live television audience.
As well as being a member of the Daoirí Farrell Trio, Mark has also performed live with Glen
Hansard, Declan O’Rourke, Jack L, Westlife and has toured globally with Riverdance, Celtic
Legends, and more.
Robbie Walsh – Bodhrán
Robbie Walsh is a bodhrán player and proud Dubliner raised with a strong musical
background in many genres, his style is the definition of diversity. Inspired by the fantastic
playing of his uncle, Robbie began to learn ‘the ropes’ from the great Noel Dowling of
Kilkenny. In 2008 he won the Dublin and the Leinster Bodhrán Championships; moving on to
win the Senior All Ireland title one month later at Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann in Tullamore.