After his barnstorming performance at Electric Picnic, Darragh is thrilled to come to Whelan’s to launch his eagerly anticipated second album, “Whisper & Silent Screams”, with a full band show. This is the follow up to his critically acclaimed debut “The Finish Line” which was released in 2010. That album was Pick Of The Fortnight and also led to Darragh being named Male Solo Artist Of The Year by Jackie Hayden in the same magazine. The Sunday Tribune called him “a talent to be reckoned with” when naming him in their Top 5 Hottest Acts.
Darragh has played the legendary Ruby Sessions, recorded twice for Balcony TV, done live sessions and interviews for Radio Nova and East Coast FM, a tour of the UK, reached the final of the Musicmaker/Under The Sun Songwriter’s Competition and won “Wicklow Rocks”, a bands competition held as part of the Wicklow Arts Festival. Over the past few months he has been lucky enough to share stages with some great acts, including; Aslan, Dermot Lambert, Empire Saints, Ham Sandwich, The Riptide Movement, MojoGogo, Fiach, Butterfly Graveyard, Battle For Second Place, and many more. In 2012 he was invited to play Electric Picnic.
Darragh is an accomplished musician and plays Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards and a host of other instruments, sometimes all at the same time!!
His new album “Whispers & Silent Screams” contains 14 songs all written, played, arranged and produced by Darragh. it was recorded by Colin Scallan at The New Room and Ivan Jackman at Silverline Studios. Mixed by Ivan Jackman and Mastered by Richard Dowling.
“A talent to be reckoned with” (Sunday Tribune)
“Male Solo Artist Of The Year” – (Jackie Hayden – Hot Press Annual)
“Genius” – (i.musician.org)
“You write a bloody good song, mate” – (Liam Finn – Internationally renowned musician)
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ from 11pm til late or you might even catch the end of Jaime Nanci and the Blue Boys in the front bar (9pm, Free).