Damien O'Kane Trio & Daoiri Farrell

Date:Mon 20 Mar
Time:8pm
Venue:J2
Price:£15.50 (adv)

Damien O’Kane Trio
Damien O’Kane (vocals, guitar/tenor guitar and banjo), Steven Byrnes (guitar/tenor guitar) and Steven Iveson (electric guitar) 

 

Damien O’Kane is a Northern Irish musician of many talents. Teamed up with master guitarist Steven Byrnes (Treacherous Orchestra/Kate Rusby) and Steven Iveson’s (Damien O’Kane Band) sublime and exhilarating electric guitar playing, this is a trio that take traditional Irish music and song and, in the words of the The Telegraph, turn it into ‘Folk-Pop that is Irish music for the 21st Century.’

 

O’Kane is a singer. A very good one, too, with a relaxed, assured, hypnotic vocal style that exudes a natural warmth and empathy with the colourful characters who occupy his songs. Added to his accomplished banjo and guitar skills, he is an artist of rich imagination and fearless vision. 

 

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 nominee for Best Album 

 

‘As magnificent a re--‐imagining of traditional folk as you are likely to hear.’  ★★★★ Sunday Express

‘Could well become a crossover commercial success.’  ★★★★ Guardian


Daoiri Farrell

A former electrician, who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is 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, and is about to deliver the album to prove them right.

2017 nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Singer, Best Traditional Track and the Horizon Award for best newcomer.  
 
'Daoirí is a bit of a force of nature really. A rootsy one-man-band storyteller with great humour and presence and moments of heartfelt sensitivity.'  Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

Damien O'Kane Trio

‘As magnificent a re-imagining of traditional folk as you are likely to hear.’
★★★★★ SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘Could well become a crossover commercial success.’
★★★★ GUARDIAN

‘Areas Of High Traffic should be filed under groundbreaking.’
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Daoiri Farrell

‘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

'Daoirí is a bit of a force of nature really. A rootsy one-man-band storyteller with great humour and presence and moments of heartfelt sensitivity.'
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

Doors & Bar open 7pm.

Under 14s must be accomapnied by an adult.

All prices shown include a booking fee of £1 per ticket.

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