THE holder of two prestigious Radio 2 folk awards is to perform in Upwey.

Acclaimed Irish folk musician Daoirí Farrell will play St Laurence Church, Upwey, on Friday, October 13.

Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Daoirí is said to be one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.

Since launching his own solo live career at the 2016 Celtic Connections, Daoirí has gone from strength to strength.

Having released his fourth solo album in early 2023, he can boast numerous honours from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards to ALSR Celtic Music accolades.

He has received endorsements from the likes of Christy Moore, Mark Radcliffe and Dónal Lunny, with his music and live performances earning the acclaim of respected publications including MOJO, The Irish Post, Songlines and more.

An ad hoc performance in an airport lounge waiting for a delayed flight has had more than 26m views on YouTube.

During the pandemic he began to live stream from what he called ‘The Covid Corner’ of his kitchen in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day.

That was followed by an additional 25 consecutive weekly online performances, attracting worldwide audiences with more than 15,000 views each week and resulted in an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme.

Tickets are £16 in advance from or by phoning Upwey Music on 07960 471170.

If available they will be £18 on the door, cash only. Doors open at 7.45pm. The concert is at 8pm. There will be a cash bar.