Irish Community & Culture
Since then he has toured the UK, and played at
festivals in Australia, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and more. In February
2018 he toured with the all-star Transatlantic Sessions in major venues across
the UK.Daoirí released his new album ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’, produced by Dónal Lunny, in February 2019.In autumn 2019 he was also nominated for
three RTÉRadio 1 Folk Awards 2019 for best singer,
best traditional track and best album for ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’.
From March 2020 he attracted up to 85,000
viewers for his run of twenty-five weekly livestreamed concerts every Sunday
night at 10pm, which led to him performing on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and
co-hosting the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe.
Daoirí is currently
recording a new album with Trevor Hutchinson from Lúnasa/The Waterboys
with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland.
‘His powerfully unadorned vocals might be from any era, variously recalling
Paul Brady and Andy Irvine…it’s a powerful statement.’ **** Mojo