Daoiri Farrell, Traditional Music Course Graduate, Wins 2 BBC Folk Awards
Daoiri Farrell, Traditional Music Course Graduate, wins two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Daoiri had been nominated in 3 Categories. On the night he won, Best Traditional Track for the track Van Diemen’s Land from his new album ‘True Born Irishman’ (featuring BCFE’s own Pat Daly and Tony Byrne). He also won the Horizon Award for best new artist. Daoiri very graciously thanked the college in his acceptance speech last night.
Daoiri and his band (featuring Pat Daly and Tony Byrne) performed Van Diemen’s Land on stage in the Royal Albert Hall last night. Ry Cooder, Billy Bragg and Al Stewart also performed on the night. Full details can be found on BBC Radio 2 Folk Music Awards