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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’ 

Dónal Lunny

‘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.’

Christy Moore

“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.


October 19
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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