Darren Lynch is a folk musician and writer from Dublin, Ireland. He plays a mixture of folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America. His influences are The Dubliners, Planxty, The Fureys and Sweeney's Men.
Darren started off playing music after finishing a successful amateur boxing career with Crumlin Boxing Club. It was then in his late teens that he picked up the banjo and then later the octave mandolin and mandola. He learned from some of the great folk and trad musicians in his area: that included Tom Moran, Liam O'Neill, Darach de Brun and John Lane. He then went on to play and record with such bands as The Broadside Merchants, So-Ranna, Tam-Lin and The Feekers. The Feekers released their album Tarbolten in 2012 and it is available in Claddagh Records. The Feekers parted ways in 2013 and Darren has started a solo music career since.
2013 has seen Darren perform in such places as the Grand Folk Club in Dublin, Trad Ash Festival, Donnycarney Trad Music Festival, and The Ballyshannon Folk Festival. He has also performed at concerts in Mountmellick and at the Fleadh Cheoil in Derry.
Darren's first novel 'Siltation', is due to be published in 2013, and his debut solo album will be out in 2014.
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‘The small green rucksack has the tin whistle in it at present, but will come in handy for carrying around a few cans… I think of throwing me box of tablets in it for later, but decide against it in case the Gardai find them on me and think I’m dealing them. Sure I’m supposed to only take two a day anyhow, and the four already in me gut should sort me through the day...'
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