Dori Freeman Niall Toner TradFest 2019

Dori Freeman plus support Niall Toner

Date: Thurs 24th of January
Time: Doors 8pm / Show 8.30pm
Venue: St. Michan's Church
Ticket: €15.99

DORI FREEMAN

Dori Freeman grew up in Appalachia to a family of bluegrass musicians, raised on a diet of Doc Watson and the Louvin Brothers.  Freeman started writing her own songs taking inspiration from Rufus Wainwright and Dolly Parton after dropping out of Virginia Tech. In 2016 The New York Times named Freeman’s self-titled debut – an achingly beautiful collection of folk and country songs recorded in three days – as one of the best albums of 2016.  A grounded 26 year old, she states her goal as to “try to make good music and hope people listen to it”. Her sophomore effort, ‘Letters Never Read’ is lighter in tone (which she puts down to her marriage to fellow musician Nick Falk), and features guest appearances from the mighty Richard Thompson and Aoife O’Donovan. A beguiling and unique recording artist, Dori will be sure to sell out her debut TradFest performance. You’ve been warned.

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NIALL TONER

Support to this beguiling artist comes from Dublin’s own Bluegrass dude Niall Toner. Raised on a diet of Hank Williams, when he discovered the music of Bill Monroe, the die was cast. Many bands and records later, Mr Toner is proof positive that ‘it’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at’.

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