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Dani Larkin

Hailing from the Armagh-Monaghan border, Dani Larkin is being heralded as ‘one of the finest songwriters of our time’. Larkin has been creating music for several years, and is a well known face on the live circuit in Northern Ireland. A storyteller by nature, her music is inspired by the folktales she was raised with, intertwined with elements of traditional melodies and rhythms from around the world in a timeless tradition.

In 2019 she was awarded The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Artist in Residence and in the past has supported Rufus Wainwright, Lisa O’Neill and Joshua Burnside. With notable performances at Ireland Music Week, Output, Other Voices Belfast and Ballina – she is an artist who has cut her teeth on the live scene. Following in the footsteps of Wallis Bird, Rioghnach Connolly (The Breath) and Lisa O’Neill, she is a must-listen for those interested in contemporary folk music.

Dani is now a part of the Jawdropper Music roster, is represented world-wide by sync agency Plutonic Group Syncs and, after the performance at Folk Alliance International, has received massive backing from Spotify Editorial as well as recruiting her current booking agent Midnight Mango. Her work has been added to huge playlists: inc. Infinite Acoustic, Contemporary Folk, Fresh Folk ahead of the release of her debut album Notes For A Maiden Warrior, being quoted as ‘a  tremendous piece of work’ (Stuart Bailie, Belfast Telegraph), ‘a striking debut’ (Folk Radio UK) and’ a fantastic album’ (RTE Arena). She is seen as one of the brightest lights on the Irish folk scene currently, and considered ‘a convincing original voice in contemporary Irish folk’.