20181123: Friday 23rd November: Daoiri Farrell


Support: Elizabeth and Jameson


Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (‘Derry’) Farrell is one of the most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. He launched his solo career at the 2016 Celtic Connections, a landmark year in which he performed live on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, secured two UK tours and UK festival dates including Broadstairs Folk Week and FolkEast, and  released his second CD, True Born Irishman. In 2017 he toured in Canada and Australia as well as the U.K., and appeared at festivals in Ireland, Belgium and Denmark. He won the Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track Award for Van Diemen’s Land from the album True Born Irishman at that year's BBC Folk Awards. In 2018 he has toured with Transatlantic Sessions, and appeared at numerous festivals, including Cambridge!


‘I’ve been listening to Daoirí’s emerging sounds since first hearing him at the Góilin Singers Club in Dublin when he was a young lad….always a treat to hear him sing.’    Christy Moore.





Elizabeth & Jameson is a new duo comprising Hannah Elizabeth (Said The Maiden), and Griff Jameson (Fred's House), two rising stars on the UK folk/indie/pop scene. In stark contrast to Griff, who has recently penned a string of quirky rock/pop anthems, Hannah's influences are very much planted within traditional folk roots. Together, they arguably offer the best of both backgrounds: simplistic, classic songwriting at its best plus a stripped back, harmony-driven sound with guitar, violin and exquisite vocals. They have already supported the likes of Bob Fox, Richard Digance and John Kirkpatrick,  and their debut EPs ‘Supermoon’ and 'The Second Phase' have received critical acclaim. Griff sees this new project as an opportunity to 'get their teeth into a concept for writing'. 


"Voices that blend like a dream," John Kirkpatrick.




8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Entry: £13(door), £12(advance), £11(members).