Date: Tuesday, July 11 7:00pm
Location: Beach Stage
Although the only singer/musician in his immediate family, Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’), a former electrician who entered professional music in his 20s, is part of a tradition of song interpretation that goes back hundreds of years in Ireland, and was popularized in modern times by singers such as Andy Irvine, Christy Moore, and groups such as the Bothy Band. Accompanying himself on the Irish Bouzouki, Farrell delves into the deep well of Irish ballads with a clarity and energy that has him being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. In April 2017, Daoiri garnered 2 BBC folk awards.