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.
Just announced: Daoirí will be playing Australia’s National Folk Festival from 13th-17th April 2017. He will be performing as the Daoirí Farrell Trio with Robbie Walsh on bodhran and Blackie O’Connell on uilleann pipes. Standby for more announcements about Australian dates in 2017.
Last night Mark Radcliffe played another track from True Born Irishman on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. You can listen to the show again for the next few weeks by clicking here.
Daoirí Farrell – True Born Irishman UK Tour – November 2016
Sun 13th - Elizabethan Suite (supporting Sharon Shannon), Bury 0161 761 2216 / themet.biz
Mon 14th - Colchester Folk Club 01206 500 900 / colchesterartscentre.com
Tues 15th - The Slaughtered Lamb, London folkonmonday.co.uk
Weds 16th - Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Sliver Street, Reading 0118 960 6060 / http://www.readingarts.com/whats-on/daoiri-farrell
Thurs 17th -The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead 01442 228 091 / toth.dacorum.gov.uk
Fri 18th - Irwell Works Brewery, Ramsbottom irwellworksbrewery.co.uk
Sat 19th – Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch Leisure Centre 01948 660 660 / northshropshirefolk.com
Thurs 24th - The Black Swan Folk Club, York 01904 632 922 / wegottickets.com
Fri 25th - The Old Cinema Launderette, Durham 0191 384 1412 / wegottickets.com
Sat 26th – Ropery Hall, Barton-on-Humber 01652 660 380 / the-ropewalk.co.uk/roperyhall
And there’s more. Songlines world music magazine this month has a one page feature out in the current issue. Again read the full article at https://www.facebook.com/DaoiriFarrell/.
fRoots magazine have just published a review of True Born Irishman. ‘The creamy forthrightness of Paul Brady, the occasional guile and nuance of Andy Irvine and the attitude and approach to material, perhaps, of Christy Moore. Not a bad trio of names to throw into a barrel of comparisons but the signs are all there that this is a guy with the conviction and wherewithal to justify them and take the re-birth of authentic Irish song making several leagues forward…an exceptionally good singer and a great bunch of songs. Is any more than that needed? Not in this case.’ Colin Irwin, fRoots. Read the full review on the facebook page.
Yes you might be able to get tickets on the door or we might sell out before then, who knows? But if you want to be sure of your ticket for the album launch at Whelan’s, Dublin on Tuesday 25th October, it’s best to get them now. Click here to book.