Beguiling, intense, driven folk songs expertly accompanied by guitar and banjo, Dani Larkin’s songs voyage through stories drawn from mythology and folklore, ruminations on love and relationships, and experiences of wildness, loss, love and mystery, steered with a gentle strength and engagingly calm conviction.
Nominated for Best Album at Northern Ireland Music Prize (2021), and Best Emerging Artist at RTE Folk Awards (2021), Dani Larkin has been an artist picking up speed with each release.
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. 2022 saw Larkin perform at SXSW, Folk
Alliance, Reeperbahn, Manchester Folk Fest and WOMEX to roaring success in addition to touring with Declan O’Rourke, Ye Vagabonds and Wallis Bird.
The early months of 2023 saw Larkin perform to sold out audiences at Tradfest Dublin and
three debut U.S. shows at the Irish Arts Centre in New York City. Currently on her first
international tour in Australia including the world-renowned Portfairy Folk Festival, and
sharing stages and line-up’s with John Smith, Mary Coughlan, Billy Bragg and Grace
Petrie, it is clear that Larkin has established herself as a must-see on the international stage
as well as stages throughout the UK and Ireland. With each performance, she is steadily
developing her audience along the way, an audience eager to hear new music from this established singer-songwriter and folk musician.
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.
'Wowing audiences with virtuoso guitar playing and highly individualistic self- penned songs’. Songlines Magazine
‘A multi-instrumentalist with a remarkable knack for eking out sublime, burrowing melodies evocative of Irish traditional music.’ The Thin Air
‘Powerfully arresting sound’ Ruth Smith, RTÉ Radio One
‘One of the finest songwriters of our times’ Sean Kelly, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival