Performers at Blue Mountains Music Festival 2019
The Daoirí Farrell (Ireland)
"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
"Effortless, instinctive, natural…the real deal." – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show
All Ireland Champion Singer and two times BBC Folk Award winner 2017
Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced Derry) Farrell from Dublin, Ireland is set to claim the title of a Paul Brady for his generation.
Powerful, perceptive and fluid vocals are teamed with an instrumental musicianship honed through years of study. The result is a musician hailed as the most important traditional singer to emerge in recent years by Donal Lunny. He has come a long way since the release of his debut album The First Turn, in 2009, continuing to rise and gain in stature among the Irish folk-singing circuit since then. Following the release of his second album True Born Irishman in 2016 Daoirí was nominated for three 2017 BBC Folk Awards and won the award for best newcomer and for best traditional track. This brought Daoirí to worldwide attention and he has toured across the world since then.