Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is 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. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track, and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Since then he has toured the UK, and played at festivals in Australia, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and more. In February 2018 he toured with the all-star Transatlantic Sessions in major venues across the UK. Daoirí released his new album ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’, produced by Dónal Lunny, in February 2019 and in Ireland was nominated for three RTE Folk Awards that year. He is joined by uilleann piper Mark Redmond and bodhran player Robbie Walsh as the Daoirí Farrell Trio.
Through the first Covid lockdown Daoirí attracted up to 85,000 viewers a week for his weekly live streamed concerts which ran every Sunday night from March-August 2020.
He is currently recording his fourth album, co-produced with Trevor Hutchinson (The Waterboys/Lúnasa).