Just back from playing festivals in Australia, Daoirí is ignoring the jetlag and taking his spot in the studio of Ireland TV3 and going national this morning. Check him out at 10.10am this morning if you’re in Ireland. (http://www.tv3.ie/)
In a glittering, star-studded ceremony in London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall this Wednesday (5th April), Daoirí won TWO BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: the Best Traditional Track Award for ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ from his album True Born Irishman, and the Horizon Award for best newcomer, presented to him by former winners of the same award Rachel and Becky Unthank. Daoirí also performed ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ live at the awards with fellow Ireland-based musicians Robbie Walsh, Pat Daly, Alec Brown, Paddy Kiernan and Tony Byrne. To watch the performance click the link here.
This Wednesday Daoirí will perform at The Royal Albert Hall in London as part of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, for which he has been nominated for three awards. This will go out live on BBC Radio 2 and there will be a highlights show on BBC4 TV the following Sunday. The following day (6th April) he will make a live appearance on BBC Radio 3′s In Tune programme with Sean Rafferty. Listen out between 4.30 and 5.00pm. More details can be found here.
New festival dates have now been added to the gigs page – Vancouver Island Musicfest in Canada from 14th-16th July and Dranouter Festival of New Traditions in Belgium on 6th August. These are added to other festival appearances coming this year including the National Folk Festival and Fairbridge Festival in Australia, Sidmouth and Beverley Festivals in England and Harrison Festival of the Arts in Canada. More festival announcements coming soon.
Just announced on BBC Radio 2′s Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, Daoirí will be playing one song LIVE at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at The Royal Albert Hall in London on Wednesday 5th April. The show will go out live on BBC Radio 2 and highlights will be shown on BBC 4 TV on Sunday 9th April. He will be accompanied by a mighty band of Irish musicians…more details soon.
Daoirí finally has a tour of Ireland! Dates are going in for May this year with more dates being added later in the year and into 2018. Dates announced so far are in Naul, Dundalk, Cobh, Bantry, Mullingar and Castlebar. Check out the gigs page for more info and watch this space. To get you in the mood here’s a newly released video from the October 2016 album launch at Whelan’s.
Click here to watch: Daoirí Farrell – My Love Is A Well – Whelans, Dublin – October 2016
Daoirí Farrell has received an astonishing THREE nominations in the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017, more than any other artists nominated this year! Nomination received are for the Best Singer Awards, The Horizon Award for best newcomer and the Best Traditional Track Award for the track Van Diemen’s Land for the album ‘True Born Irishman’. The Awards ceremony will be held at The Royal Albert Hall in London on Wednesday 5th April 2017 and you can be there. For full details of the nominees and how to get your tickets click here.
A new date has just been added to the UK tour for Monday 27th March when the double headline tour with the Damien O’Kane Trio will play The Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol. Click here for more details or go to the gigs page.
Just added to the website are new dates in England in March and April 2017 including eleven dates when Daoirí will be performing on a double headline tour with 2016 BBC Folk Award nominee Damien O’Kane with his Damien O’Kane Trio. Check out the gigs page for more info or click the link below
Today the fRoots feature on Daoirí hit the stands. The three page interview with Mojo/fRoot’s Colin Irwin, took place the night of Daoirí’s album launch at Whelan’s in Dublin in October. It ends, ‘The gig was brilliant. As we knew it would be. Whelan’s is bursting at the seams, the walls are shaking and the place rocks. Even the statue slumped over the bar is up and dancing on tables. Only Daoirí Farrell can do this.’ To read the full article go to Daoirí’s Facebook page.