Armagh, County Armagh
DANI is a singer-songwriter and folk musician from the Armagh-Monaghan border. Her sound is inspired by the Irish traditional melodies she was raised with, her songs are reminiscent of Celtic folk tales.
In 2019 DANI supported Rufus Wainright, Lisa O'Neill, Joshua Burnside and performed at Other Voices Belfast alongside Lemoncello and Alfí. Her single, The Mother Within (Acoustic), received airplay on Ruth Smith's RTÉ Radio One's Folk Show and various BBC Radio Ulster shows including Marie-Louise Muir's Culture Cafe.
In 2020 DANI performed at Other Voices in Ballina and showcased at Output; Ireland's largest music industry conference. She released a new single Bloodthirsty and was set to tour Ireland and announce the release of her debut album in March/April which was cancelled due to COVID19.
During lockdown DANI has performed as part of The Duncairn's prestigious Virtual Cabaret sessions, EastSide Arts Festival and DeBarra's Folk Club amongst other online performances.
'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