Triple award nominee Farrell to play in Buxton

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Dublin singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell will perform at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre on Wednesday, March 22, at 7.30pm.

The gig will also feature the Damien O’Kane Trio.

Daoirí Farrell received three nominations in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017.

The awards ceremony will be held at The Royal Albert Hall in London on April 5.

Daoirí has received nominations for:

The Best Singer Award

The Horizon Award

The Best Traditional Track Award (for Van Diemen’s Land from his album True Born Irishman)

Daoirí had cut his teeth as a singer in Dublin’s famous Góilin Singers Club, where he was spotted early on by Christy Moore, and at other sessions across the city, many of which he still visits.

Following his studies he quickly found work accompanying artists including Christy Moore himself, as well as a list of names that sounds like a who’s who of folk music: Dónal Lunny, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Alan Doherty, Danú, Dervish, Julie Fowlis, Arty McGlynn, The John Carty Big Band, Kíla, Sean Keane, Gerry O’Connor (Banjo), Gerry O’Connor (Fiddle), Lynched and more.

For ticket details for the gig, go to www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk or call 01298 72190.