Friday August 7, 2020

Fiddler on the hoof

He comes from a family of trad musicians, but Daithí Ó Drónaí is constantly finding ways to make old sounds feel fresh and new, writes Michael Lanigan

5th August, 2018
Daithí Ó Drónaí’s latest songs were produced during a month-long retreat into rural France

Daithí Ó Drónaí needs a new laptop. The problem with his old one first surfaced during his set at Body and Soul, some weeks ago. The laptop overheated, forcing him to abandon one song in the middle of his performance.

When he investigated the problem at a local repair shop, the technician took the laptop apart, then gaped in disbelief. “The guy said: ‘What the hell did you do?’ ” Ó...

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