Beguiling, intense, driven folk songs expertly accompanied by guitar and banjo, Dani Larkin’s songs voyage through stories drawn from mythology and folklore, ruminations on love and relationships, and experiences of wildness, loss, love and mystery, steered with a gentle strength and engagingly calm conviction.
Larkin’s debut album, Notes For A Maiden Warrior, was nominated for ‘Best Single’ (2022), ‘Best Album’ at Northern Ireland Music Prize (2021), and Best Emerging Artist at RTE Folk Awards (2021) which put Larkin firmly on the map of contemporary Irish artists to take note of.
2022 saw Larkin tour with Declan O’Rourke, Ye Vagabonds and Wallis Bird as well as performing at Folk Alliance, SXSW, Reeperbahn, English Folk Expo, WOMEX, and a profound performance at the RTE Folk Awards. In addition to appearances with Glen Hansard and Snow Patrol, it is clear that Larkin has firmly established herself as a must-see artist on the national and international stage. Already, 2023 has seen Larkin perform her first run of sold out shows in New York at the Irish Arts Centre and her debut tour in Australia at a series of festivals and headline shows including the world-renowned Portfairy Folk Festival.
Larkin has just released Walking With Natives, which coincided with her headline Irish Tour in April/May during which she sold out shows in Belfast and Dublin. In addition to collaborations with the Ulster Orchestra and the RTE Concert Orchestra, Walking With Natives is a pathway to the beyond.
Pipped by RTE Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Double J (Australia) and Folk Radio UK as a rising star on the Irish folk and alternative scene, 2022 was the breakthrough year for Larkin who has become an established must-see artist. An artist renowned for her unforgettable live performances, Larkin has the ability to blend the old and new within the contemporary landscape of her own experiences.
“Wowing audiences with virtuoso guitar playing and
highly individualistic self- penned songs”
“She adds a raw intensity throughout her performance, deliberate and deep story-telling that reels you in, an unforgettable voice”
Folk Radio UK
“Continuing to carve out her own unique space in Ireland's
boundary pushing traditional and folk scene”
“That voice...she has an extraordinary tool at her facility” Sean Rocks, RTE Arena
“Hotly-tipped singer-songwriter” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
‘One of the finest songwriters of our times’ Sean Kelly, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
“She is steadily emerging as a rising star on the Irish contemporary and alt folk scene.” The Irish Times