The next concert in the series of Music In The Chamber concerts at Bangor Castle, is taking place on Thursday 21 March and will feature the Irish folk sensation Daoirí Farrell.
Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell worked as an electrician, until a Christy Moore performance on Irish TV inspired him to down tools. The trade’s loss has been our gain, with Daoirí quickly becoming one of the biggest names in Irish folk and one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.
Six months after the release of ‘True Born Irishman’ in 2016 Daoirí had picked up two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track, and also performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
He has since toured Australia, Canada, Denmark and Belgium, featured at the likes of Festival Interceltique Lorient, Shetland Folk Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival, and toured alongside the Transatlantic Sessions project.
He is a musician championed by the likes of Christy Moore and has been described by Donal Lunny as; “one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade.”
Just last week, Daoirí launched his third album ‘A Lifetime of Happiness.’ In his own words ‘This is my third solo album and it feels different, somehow more grown up. That for me is partly down to the song choice. Each song was very carefully chosen and each is beautiful in its own way. I really enjoyed the process of searching each one out and arranging them all. And I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to have recorded it with some of my favourite musicians.’
The Bangor Castle date is part of a five-venue Northern Ireland tour presented by Moving on Music and supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Tickets cost £12 and are on sale now at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ardsandnorthdown.
Tickets can also be purchased from North Down Museum or any of Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Visitor Information Centres.