‘Getting lucky is no good unless you’re working hard when that luck arrives’ – Daithí, musician

Ahead of performing at the Fómhar in Fanore mini-festival in Clare, the musician and producer reveals his five fantasy dinner party guests, the best advice he ever got and what makes him happiest

Daithí, musician and producer: ‘I did a few years of gruelling, no-fee, no-crowd gigs and realised that I loved it.’ Picture: Brendan Canty

“I did TV and radio journalism in college,” Daithí Ó Drónaí says. “I never even considered music as a profession until I appeared on a talent competition on RTÉ called The All Ireland Talent Show.” With the showbiz bug having bitten, Ó Drónaí began gigging around his native Co Clare, playing violin with a loop pedal, and releasing his first EP in 2011.

“I did a few years of gruelling, no-fee, no-crowd gigs, and realised ...