- 17 May 23
Catch Daithí performing every Thursday of June from 11:30pm until late.
Clare electronic maestro Daithí has announced his first ever residency, due to take place next month in Galway pub Róisín Dubh.
The Choice Music Prize nominee Daithí Ó Drónaí is known for combining nature recordings, old Irish samples and analog synths to create a unique type of house music that’s soaked in Irish culture.
A mainstay in the Irish gigging scene, his live show is an improvised performance, creating on the spot dance music using synths, drum machines and live fiddle.
"I am currently building a new improvised solo live show, designed for late night parties," the talent posted to Instagram today. "These things are best tested in front of a lovely dancing group of people, so I'm delighted to be taking on my first ever residency, in the @roisindubhpub this June. Galway in the summer is unbeatable, and best of all the gigs will be free admission, so anyone can come along. See you there every Thursday! No requests, just vibes!"
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White still bedded in electronica, Daithí’s sound has been fittingly described as having "moved beyond a fusion of Ireland’s past and a contemporary present to a world of rich texture, veering from deep house music to ambient arrangements."
The critically-acclaimed electronic artist released his third studio album I’m Here Now last year, followed by an extensive tour of the UK, Ireland and Europe.
"There's been such a great reaction to the record, it's been so nice," he enthused. "My favourite thing is the way each person has a favourite section of the album because it speaks to them personally - It's lovely hearing how people have been connecting with the record, I can't wait to perform it in person."
A few years ago, Daithi sampled a recording of his grandmother to create ‘Mary Keanes Introduction’, a track which captured the imagination of millions of Irish people across the world, and became one of the most successful Irish singles that year, staying no.1 in the Spotify viral charts for six weeks.
Following his 2019 album L.O.S.S., Daithí joined forces with Bell X1's Paul Noonan to form HousePlants. Dry Goods was an album created during the darkness of lockdown, in an attempt to find a glimmer of collaborative magic and common understanding in the midst of global misery.
Read our 2014 interview with Daithí Ó Drónaí before the release of his debut album In Flight here.