Traditional Music Graduate wins 2 BBC Folk Awards
Daoiri Farrell , a graduate of the HND in Irish Traditional Music Performance won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Daoiri had been nominated in 3 Categories and on the night 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) and also the Horizon Award for best new artist.
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
Daoiri very graciously thanked the college in his acceptance speech last night.