Drawing from the Well Meet the Artists: Daoirí Farrell

Drawing from the Well Meet the Artists: Daoirí Farrell

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 2.00pm

Live Q&A session with Daoirí Farrell hosted by ITMA and the Music Library, Dublin City Libraries.

Dublin City Libraries (DCL) and the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) are delighted to invite you to join us for a live interview and Q&A session with award winning Dublin singer and instrumentalist Daoirí Farrell on 5 May 2021 at 2 pm (Irish time).

This is the first in an exciting new partnership offering you the opportunity to meet and chat with artists from ITMA’s online monthly traditional music series ‘Drawing from the Well’. ‘Drawing from the Well’ connects artists to archival materials to inspire new art. These online forums will be hosted by Liam O’Connor Director of ITMA and David O’Brien Librarian, DCL.

Our first conversation is with Daoirí Farrell whose episode of ‘Drawing from the Well’ explores the life and songs of Kathleen Behan (1889–1984). Best known as the mother of playwright Brendan Behan, and singer, song writer Dominic Behan, Kathleen Behan (née Kearney) came from a family rich in song, and the traditions of Dublin. She lived through the Easter Rising of 1916 and carried with her a vibrant spirit which she passed on to her children. The video ‘Kathleen Behan: Rebel at Heart’ is free to view on ITMA Facebook, YouTube, InstagramTV, and website.

Dublin singer and instrumentalist Daoirí Farrell has recorded three albums and toured extensively in Ireland and internationally. Winner of two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2017, he also received three nominations in the 2019 RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards.

To meet artist Daoirí Farrell as part of the Zoom audience, register here via Eventbrite. The event will also be streamed live on Facebook. This zoom event will be recorded for archival purposes, and will be made available to view on the ITMA YouTube Channel at a later date.

Drawing from the Well: Meet the Artists will also feature Steve Cooney on Wednesday 2 June, and Aoife Ní Bhriain on 30 June. Registration for these events will open soon.

For further information contact: [email protected]

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