Damien Dempsey is celebrated for his fusion of traditional Irish folk and engaging lyrics which are often considered a social commentary, singing about issues such as the positive and negative aspects arising from Ireland’s Celtic Tiger society. Dempsey is known for singing adeptly in both English and Irish!
Originally from Donaghmede, a Northside suburb of Dublin, Damien Dempsey is an ex-boxer and is known for his soulful, poetic lyrics, having been influenced by the likes of Christy Moore, Since Dempsey launched his career in 2000 with his first album “They Don’t Teach This Shit in School”, Dempsey has released eight albums in total, such as Seize the Day (2003,), To Hell or Barbados (2007) and Almighty Love (2012) which have been met with critical acclaim.
Winner of several awards including the Meteor Music Awards for Best Folk/Traditional Act in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Damien Dempsey is undoubtedly a unique and talented artist who has enthralled audiences with his live stage productions.
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