IRISH musician and singer Damien O’Kane will be performing in Hepworth on October 15.
Damien has a fast growing reputation as a banjo player and singer.
He is probably best known for his work with Shona Kipling and Flook but has recently been a full-time member of Kate Rusby’s band. Š
His date at Hepworth village hall, as part of the HepworthLive series of concerts, he will play with his trio which features musicians acoustic guitarist Ed Boyd and bodhran playerJohn Joe Kelly.
Damien’s banjo playing in particular has led him to being regarded as one of the finest Irish players on the scene today.
But this talented young musician is also winning accolades as a singer, focusing on songs from his native Northern Ireland.
His debut album, Summer Hill was released last year on Pure Records and was produced by Joe Rusby and Damien. The title track features vocals from Kate Rusby.
Damien, 32, is from Coleraine in Co Derry, Northern Ireland.
ŠHe moved Što England 10 years ago to do a degree at Newcastle University and has been here ever since.
Damien is now acknowledged as a creative and exciting player and singer and as an excellent teacher of folk and traditional music.
His banjo playing has been widely praised and his work with accordion player Shona Kipling, earned them both a Folk Award nomination in 2007.
Damian spent a year with Anglo-Irish super group Flook but is now concentrating on his solo career and his work with Kate Rusby.
Tickets are £12 on www.hepworthvillagehall.org.uk