20220429: Friday 29th April 2022: Daoiri Farrell
Support: Brian Cleary
At the Golden Hind, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1SP
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £15(door), £14(advance), £13(members).
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, appeared at numerous festivals, including Cambridge, and recorded his new album, 'A Lifetime of Happiness', with Dónal Lunny in the producer’s chair. ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’ was launched on 15th February 2019 with a sold out show at Dublin’s legendary An Goilin Club.
"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.
Brian is a skilled exponent of guitar and bouzouki across a range of genres, including the traditional music of England and Ireland which he plays with passion and drive. He is also a talented songwriter in the traditional style. Brian currently plays with the Cambridge based band Camus and in a duo with the mandolinist and tenor banjo player Hugh Boyde - his performance at Cambridge Folk Club is a rare solo outing!