20191115: Friday 15th November: Daoiri Farrell
Support: Brian Cleary and friends
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.
"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 Cleary has assembled a special band for this evening drawn from some of Cambridge’s best traditional Irish musicians. Brian on guitar and vocals, will be joined by Ian King, a wonderful young fiddle player from Chicago, accordion wizard Tomas Harrington from Co Cork and Andy Wilson, a very fine and accomplished bodhran player.
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £13(door), £12(advance), £11(members).