Pipped by RTE Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Double J (Australia) and Folk Radio UK as a rising star on the Irish folk and alternative scene, this past year has been the breakthrough year for this emerging alt-folk artist Dani Larkin, with the release of her debut album ‘Notes For A Maiden Warrior’. Nominated for ‘Best Album’ at 2021’s Northern Ireland Music Prize, and ‘Best Emerging Artist’ at RTE Folk Awards, Dani Larkin has been an artist picking up speed with each release, and one that has been making her mark on the industry in her own way. With appearances at recent editions of SXSW, The Great Escape, Doolin Folk Fest, Folk Alliance, and selected to open for Snow Patrol to sold-out venues of London’s Palladium Theatre, the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, as well as a special home shows for Hot House Flowers – she is a live act not to be missed. To mark the release of her debut album, she joined forces with the Irish Arts Centre, New York, for a special once off livestream show, and the album was picked up on several big folk editorial Spotify playlists; Fresh Folk, Contemporary Folk, Infinite Acoustic and more. Since the release of her debut album, she has turned many heads – none other than those of Ulster Orchestra, who invited her in to record special editions of 3 x album tracks, which resulted in a stunning brand new body of work called ‘Between Worlds’. She’s been musical guests on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, as well as Panti Bliss’ podcast ‘The Panti Personals’ ahead of her embarking on tours alongside Declan O’Rourke, Ye Vagabonds and soon to be hitting the road with Wallis Bird. An artist renowned for her unforgettable live performances, her vocal takes centre stage, accompanied always by her impressive guitar and banjo playing. Larkin has the ability to blend the old and new perfectly through her songwriting, delicately weaving themes of Celtic folklore with the more modern day landscape of her own experiences.
Dani will perform at the historic Castle Hall, Dublin Castle for TradFest Temple Bar 2023.