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About Colin Farrell

Colin was born in Manchester, England, into a very musical family. His parents are from Co.Galway and Co.Cavan. Colin started playing the fiddle and tin whistle from an early age and has made a name for himself performing and recording with an array of great musicians in Europe and the US, including such groups as Flook, Grada, Karen Casey, John Doyle, The Elders, Julie Fowlis, Tim O'Brien, The Michael McGoldrick Band, The Ashley Davis Band, Off Kilter and has been touring with the Irish traditional supergroup Lúnasa for the last 12 years.  Colin is also a noted composer whose tunes have been played and recorded by numerous bands and musicians. In 2005, Colin was awarded a Masters Degree in Music from Limerick University. Since then he has been living in Florida, and when not touring, Colin has been teaching at schools and various camps around the US and Europe.s easy.

Colin Farell Music

Colin Farell Music

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MUSICAL
PROJECTS

Colin is highly sought after studio and touring multi-instrumentalist and performs with a variety of musical projects, including renowned Band Lunasa, Farrell & Curley, Crawford, Curley & Doocey, and the Ashley Davis Band.  For more information on his projects read below.

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Colin Farrell & Dave Curley

Colin & Dave are one of the house bands at Raglan Road in Disney Springs, Orlando.

They go by the name Men of Aran.

Dave Curley is an incredible singer and multi instrumentalist from Corofin Co.Galway. They have been charming the Raglan Road audiences with a potent mix of sublime musicianship, electric energy and a tremendous live performance

They have just released a new album with bouzouki player Mick Broderick called Away with the Birds

Lunasa

Lúnasa, one of the most influential bands in the history of Irish traditional music, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017. Named after an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, the group that Folk Roots magazine once called an “Irish music dream team” was formed from members of some of Ireland’s greatest bands and over the years has proven its mettle time and again, having sold over a quarter of a million records, performed more than 2,000 shows in high-profile concert venues across 36 countries, and collaborated with many notable artists outside the tradition. Two decades ago they ascended to the forefront of contemporary Irish music, and there they’ve remained, a leading voice in the genre and the standard against which others are compared.

Colin Farrell, Kevin Crawford & Patrick Doocey - Music & Mischief

Colin joined up with Kevin Crawford and Patrick Doocey to record the album Music & Mischief

"MUSIC AND MISCHIEF is a stunning collection of newly composed and traditional tunes arranged with a brightness and high-spirited touch that will immediately take you to a happier place feeling relaxed and joyful"

"In the elevated company of Colin Farrell on fiddle and Patrick Doocey on guitar, this godly musical trio gives us their brand of glorious musical ambrosia  ...   tasty!

Ashley Davis Band

When you think of new contemporary Celtic music coming out of America, think of The Ashley Davis Band. Ashley Davis is an American singer-songwriter from Kansas. Her melodic voice drifts over the Great Plains, flows east to New York City, and dances across the Atlantic to Ireland and beyond. Davis has created a unique and special sound with bandmates Dave Curley, Colin Farrell, and Will MacMorran.

 

The band’s original songwriting tells captivating stories, but it is Davis’s unique and powerful voice that brings those stories to life. Through a blend of Davis’s voice, Farrell and MacMorran’s tune writing, and Curley’s singing and songwriting, the band crosses musical traditions and defies comparisons. The AD Band’s showcase of new material in the Irish idiom makes the band unique, refreshing and entertaining.

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About Colin Farrell

Colin was born in Manchester, England, into a very musical family. His parents are from Co.Galway and Co.Cavan. Colin started playing the fiddle and tin whistle from an early age and has made a name for himself performing and recording with an array of great musicians in Europe and the US, including such groups as Flook, Grada, Karen Casey, John Doyle, The Elders, Julie Fowlis, Tim O'Brien, The Michael McGoldrick Band, The Ashley Davis Band, Off Kilter and has been touring with the Irish traditional supergroup Lúnasa for the last 12 years.  Colin is also a noted composer whose tunes have been played and recorded by numerous bands and musicians. In 2005, Colin was awarded a Masters Degree in Music from Limerick University. Since then he has been living in Florida, and when not touring, Colin has been teaching at schools and various camps around the US and Europe.s easy.