Daoirí Farrell is a folk singer and musician, with his main instruments being the bouzouki, guitar and banjo. He is a graduate of the Ceoltoir HND in Traditional Music Performance course in BCFE, additionally the B.A. (Hons) in Applied Music in DKIT, and most recently his M.A. in Irish Tradtional Music Performance from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at UL.
Daoirí has been regularly gigging and touring since 2009, both as a solo artist and sharing the stage with the likes of Donal Lunny, Sean Keane, Karen Tweed, Dervish, John Carty, Paddy Keenan, Alan Doherty, Eamon de Barra.
His versatile repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, humour ballads, songs of exile, popular contemporary songs and much more, with a particular grá for uncovering much less well known songs. He does this through the folk clubs, research at the Irish Traditional Music Archives in Dublin, and by talking with a network of friends and other singers. Talking of which, here he is with Geoff Kinsella and Robbie Walsh when their flight out of Ireland was delayed for a couple of hours…
He became the All Ireland Champion Singer at the Fleadh in Co. Derry in 2013 and won the Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections in 2015 with the line-up FourWinds. He has continued to gain in stature among the Irish folk-singing circuit, and has toured in numerous line-ups throughout Ireland and beyond, including dates in France, Germany, America, Canada and India, with his UK launch as a solo artist taking place at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival in January 2016.