Music gigs

Damien O'Kane

Damien O'Kane

Daoirí Farrell

Daoirí Farrell


Damien O'Kane Trio & Daoirí Farrell


Irish music for the 21st Century. THE TELEGRAPH

A concert bringing together talents from across Ireland.

This double headline show features the Damien O’Kane Trio (Northern Ireland) and Daoirí Farrell (Republic of Ireland) each with their own take on traditional and contemporary Irish folk Music.

Damien O’Kane is teamed up with master guitarist Steve Byrnes (Treacherous Orchestra/Kate Rusby Band) and Steven Iveson’s (Damien O’Kane Band) sublime and exhilarating electric guitar playing. This is a trio who take traditional Irish music and song and, in the words of The Telegraph, turn it into "folk-pop that is Irish music for the 21st Century". Or as The Sunday Express said, "As magnificent a re-imagining of traditional folk as you are likely to hear".

Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is a former electrician, who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV. The Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years, and has delivered the album to prove them right with his autumn 2016 release True Born Irishman.


TICKETS (bkg fees apply*)

*Booking Fees Apply. By phone, in person & online: A 75p per ticket booking fee applies.
The maximum fee you will be charged when booking by phone or in person is £8. Booking fees are unlimited online.

An extra charge of £1 applies if you would also like your tickets posted. Marlowe Friends do not pay a postage charge. There is no booking fee made for group bookings of 15 tickets or more or customers with access needs, when booking by phone or in person.

"Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in a decade."

"I’ve been listening to Daoirí’s emerging sounds since first hearing him in Dublin when he was a young lad… always a treat to hear him sing."

"Daoirí is a bit of a force of nature really. A rootsy one-man-band storyteller with great humour and presence and moments of heartfelt sensitivity."

"The creamy forthrightness of Paul Brady, the occasional guile and nuance of Andy Irvine and the attitude and approach to material, perhaps, of Christy Moore. Not a bad trio of names to throw into a barrel of comparisons but the signs are all there that this is a guy with the conviction and wherewithal to justify them and take the re-birth of authentic Irish song-making several leagues forward… an exceptionally good singer and a great bunch of songs. Is any more than that needed? Not in this case."
FROOTS, on True Born Irishman by Daoirí Farrell

To book tickets on-line, click on the Book Now button. 

The Marlowe Theatre Box Office is open from 9am to 6pm Monday - Saturday. 
When there is a show, we remain open until 30 minutes after the performance begins.

Tickets can be booked on 01227 787787 with all major debit and credit cards 
(except American Express).

The Marlowe Theatre Box Office is open for personal bookings Mon - Sat 9am - 5.30pm.
Telephone bookings can be made between Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm.
If paying by cheque or postal order, please make it payable to Canterbury City Council.

Tickets can be reserved without payment for up to four days, or until seven days prior to the performance - whichever is the soonest.


The following per ticket fees apply when booking tickets at our theatre:

  • Booking by phone and in person at our Box Office: £1 per ticket booking fee
  • Booking online: 75p per ticket booking fee
  • The Marlowe Friends (booking by phone, in person at the Box Office and online): 75p per ticket booking fee
  • For all productions in The Marlowe Studio (booking by phone, in person at the Box Office and online): 75p per ticket booking fee

The maximum booking fee you will be charged, when booking your tickets in person or over the phone, is £8. If you book more than 15 tickets per transaction, in person or over the phone, you will not be charged a booking fee.

If you book online, you will be charged a per ticket booking fee for all of the tickets that you book, with no maximum booking fee charge. Customers with access needs are not charged a booking fee if booking by phone and in person.

An extra charge of £1 applies if you would like your tickets posted. The Marlowe Friends do not pay a postage charge.

Booking fees do not apply for creative workshops, school group bookings, artist talks and gift vouchers.


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