Traditional Irish Music
Daoiri Farrell & Paul Mc Gratten Arts Council Recital. Ucd's 4th recital of the year in the red room.
Daoiri Farrell is a folk singer and bouzouki, guitar and banjo player from Dublin who is a graduate of the Ceoltoir, Higher National Diploma In Traditional Music Performance course in BCFE, and is currently studying for his B.A. (Hons) in Applied Music in DKIT.
In 2009 he toured Germany with the Irish Spring tour as a solo artist. See the gigs page for a list of all his gigs to date.
His influences are Andy Irvine, Christy Moore & Frank Harte.
Daoiri’s debut album ‘The First Turn’ is available from all Claddagh Records stores or you can purchase it online by clicking on the picture at the bottom right hand corner of the page. You can also purchase his album in Custy’s music shop Ennis and in The Góilín singers club which Daoiri regularly attends.
Paul McGrattan, who comes from Dublin’s northside, has been playing flute since an early age and is now regarded as one of the top traditional flute players in Ireland. His first influence was the South Donegal fiddle tradition, which he heard on his holidays in the area as a child, later influences were his uncle Paddy Treacy, Seán Potts and Sligo flute player John Egan. As well as a duet album with Paul O’Shaughnessy “Within a Mile of Dublin’ he has also released a fine solo album ‘The Frost is All Over’. When not performing with the group Paul spends much of his time teaching the next generation of flute players.
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