AS part of the Regal Theatre's first ever folk festival in Tenbury, an Irish folk star will be giving a performance in the town.

The folk festival takes place from April 15 to 20 with a diverse line up of talented folk musicians, among them Daoiri Farrell who will perform on April 16.

Farrell's recently released fourth solo album, The Wedding Above in Glencree, is in his own words, "combines the rawness of my first album, the impact of my second and the beauty of my third." 

The album was created over two and a half years, and is an acoustic folk record. 

A product of the famous Dublin club An Góilin Traditional Singers, since launching his own solo live career at the 2016 Celtic Connections, Farrell has gone from strength to strength. On the verge of releasing his fourth solo album in early 2023, he can boast numerous honours from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards to ALSR Celtic Music accolades.

He has received endorsements from the likes of Christy Moore, Mark Radcliffe and Dónal Lunny, with his music and live performances earning the acclaim of respected publications including Mojo, The Irish Post, Songlines and more.

The Regal is in Tenbury's Teme Street, and tickets for Farrell's performance can be bought from the box office for £17.50.

Other artists performing in its folk festival include George Boomsma, Dan Williams, Grey Wolf, the Four of Us and Smith and Brewer.

The final night is a double bill featuring the Four of Us and Smith and Brewer, who have both been asked to support rock band Fairport Convention on tour in recent years, as well as landing work supporting musicians Robert Plant and Jools Holland. 

This event brings both the acts together, as they both release new albums in spring 2024.

The Regal says: "If you know of either act you'll be clicking the "buy now" ticket link. If you don't, click the link once you've finished reading! You'll soon have two new albums in your collection."

More information about the festival can be found at the Regal box office.