THU 7 SEPT | CRESCENT ARTS CENTRE | DOORS 8PM / £13 (£10 conc.) BOOK HERE
as part of BEATROOT
CUP O’JOE (support)
Reuben Agnew (Guitar, Mandolin & Vocals) Tabitha Agnew (Banjo, Fiddle & Vocals) Benjamin Agnew (Upright Bass &Vocals)
Rising stars of the international bluegrass scene and BBC Young Folk Award nominees, Cup O’Joe is made up of siblings Benjamin, Reuben and Tabitha Agnew, perform an original and energetic mix of bluegrass & gypsy jazz.
Raised on a healthy diet of music festivals and concerts from a young age and this influence is clear in their eclectic and enthusiastic performances.
Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell worked as an electrician, before downing tools after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV.
The trade’s loss has been our gain, with Daoirí quickly becoming one of the biggest names in Irish folk music and one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.
Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí had picked up two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2017 for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track, and also performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
He is a musician championed by the likes of Christy Moore and Donal Lunny, and we are delighted to welcome him to Belfast for his Debut solo performance.
“Always a treat to hear him sing.” Christy Moore
“Effortless, instinctive, natural…the real deal.” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
“…one of the most significant Irish releases of recent years.” Songlines