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Darragh O'Dea

Other // Tuam, Galway

Irish songwriter Darragh O’Dea is known for his wistful storytelling, creating nostalgic nuggets of joy and despair. His music conveys the moods and elements of his surroundings and is delivered in an honest and alluring manner.

His debut album, “Tilly & The Postmaster", has been described as a love letter to Ireland – all its madness and beauty. Opening with a spoken word prelude from his grandfather and named after his grandparents, the record is full of colourful and engaging indie-folk storytelling.

The album tracks have gone on to receive airplay on both BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales and be playlisted on RTE Radio 1.

Darragh has taken to the stage of the Moseley Folk Festival (Birmingham), Galway Arts Festival Big Top, Whelan’s (Dublin), The Eventim Apollo (London) and completed an 8 date solo tour of Germany in 2023.

"Not a lot of music holds the determination and depth Darragh O’Dea shows on Tilly and the Postmaster. This is an album for anyone who appreciates the power of music – to expose, to endure and in the end, to provide hope" - Folk Radio UK

"A song-writing maturity and lyrical sensitivity that sets him apart from many of his contemporaries" - Cian O'Connell (Connacht Tribune)

"A brilliant storytelling songsmith" - Peter O'Neill (Hot Press Music Magazine)

“Deliciously uncool in a heart on sleeve way” - Donal Scannell (Born Optimistic)