Internationally acclaimed singer, musician, storyteller, bard, Danny O'Flaherty's infectious performance captivates audiences world
"Unfiltered and heartfelt, Danny O'Flaherty's music is the product of an intensely personal enthusiasm that makes his work dramatically different"
-Brain MacQuarrie, Boston Sunday Globe
This irrepressible Irish musical wizard has an astonishing knack for teasing reluctant audiences with a twinkling roguery and bewitching city sophisticates into following him down a country glen, or letting the salt air from Galway Bay cleanse the spirit as it washes over the cliffs. Danny O'Flaherty's appeal is universal; his music evokes the rich tradition of the past seamlessly woven into haunting contemporary ballads.
"Ireland is my love, it's where I am when I am singing; Folk music is the music of the people. I love it. I breath it. It's the music that tells you the truth."
Danny O'Flaherty has traveled far from his boyhood home in Gaelic speaking Connemara, in western Ireland, to the French Quarter of New Orleans, home-base of O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub. There have been numerous stops along the way: a five week tour of Israel culminating in a private command performance with President Herzog; singing with folk singer Pete Seeger to an audience of half a million from the steps of the U.S. Capital on Solidarity Day; the opening concert for the Pan Celtic Festival in Ireland; a performance at the National Cathedral for Pope John Paul II's visit to the United States, headliner for the Celtic Nations Heritage Festival of Louisiana, and tours of Ireland, New Zealand, and the Caribbean.
"Danny O'Flaherty of the Gaelic West, has been heard live by perhaps as many people as any group that has ever crossed the Atlantic,"
Tipperary Star, Ireland.
This talented musician is equally adept upon six and twelve string guitar, button accordion, tin whistle, harmonica and flute. Like the pied piper of old, Danny O'Flaherty leads an audience throught the mists of legends as each soaring note gently tugs at the heart transporting the listener to a world beyond time. From rowdy songs of the sea and glen, rollicking songs of whisky and women, rueful songs of rebellion and rising, and aching calls for tolerance and peace, Danny O'Flaherty is a passionate performer.
From television appearances (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS) including his own specials Pass the Music On and Celtic Christmas, to radio from coast-to-coast and continent-to-continent, Danny O'Flaherty is a favorite of journalists; TV anchors and hosts, reporters and DJs. An interview with Danny O'Flaherty is a guaranteed fun-packed, fast-paced informative dialogue of lively sound bytes and entertainment.