Darren Kiely

Darren Kiely

Darren Kiely

Singer-Songwriter

Darren Kiely is an Irish country-folk artist hailing from a small town in County Cork, Ireland. His music is a rich tapestry woven from the threads of traditional Irish music and contemporary folk-pop influences. Darren's journey into music began at the tender age of five when he first learned to play the tin whistle. By the age of eight, he had taken up the fiddle, and not long after, he taught himself to play the guitar. His early exposure to the melodies and rhythms of Irish folk music deeply influenced his artistic development, leading to a sound that resonates with both the authenticity of his roots and the freshness of modern folk influences like The Lumineers and Noah Kahan. Before his rise to prominence, Darren's path could have led him to a career in accounting, but his passion for music was undeniable. He gained initial recognition for his soul-stirring vocals and heartfelt performances, winning numerous honors in Irish traditional music at a national level. In 2022, seeking to expand his horizons, Darren moved to New York, where he honed his craft, performing in bars and embracing the city's vibrant energy. This bold move proved pivotal, allowing him to develop his unique sound through a process of "addition, subtraction, and adding elements of music" that he loved growing up. From the Dark - EP Today, Darren Kiely stands out as a flagship artist for Sony Nashville’s new non-country label, Free Flight Records. His music, characterized by its folk-infused country pop sound and his emotive delivery, has captivated audiences worldwide. Darren Kiely's latest EP, "From the Dark," is a profound exploration of personal growth and introspection, released on May 17, 2024. The title track delves into the struggles of overcoming one's darker moments and the journey towards finding light again. The EP showcases Darren's lyrical depth and musical versatility, featuring six tracks that blend his signature folk sound with modern pop elements. Darren's dedication to his art is evident in his rigorous touring schedule, with performances at renowned festivals and venues across the globe, showcasing his ability to connect with fans through his storytelling and the universal language of music.
Upcoming Events
February 2025
Fit The Bill
Darren Kiely, the troubadour of modern country-folk, has swiftly risen to prominence with his distinctive sound that echoes the heartbeats of rural landscapes and the soul of the city. His music is a harmonious blend…
Thu, 20 Feb,  07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Blackpool Opera House
Darren Kiely, the troubadour of modern country-folk, has swiftly risen to prominence with his distinctive sound that echoes the heartbeats of rural landscapes and the soul of the city. His music is a harmonious blend…
Sat, 22 Feb,  07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
The Long Road
Darren Kiely, the troubadour of modern country-folk, has swiftly risen to prominence with his distinctive sound that echoes the heartbeats of rural landscapes and the soul of the city. His music is a harmonious blend…
Mon, 24 Feb,  07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Blackpool Opera House
Darren Kiely, the troubadour of modern country-folk, has swiftly risen to prominence with his distinctive sound that echoes the heartbeats of rural landscapes and the soul of the city. His music is a harmonious blend…
Tue, 25 Feb,  07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Country Music Festival
Darren Kiely, the troubadour of modern country-folk, has swiftly risen to prominence with his distinctive sound that echoes the heartbeats of rural landscapes and the soul of the city. His music is a harmonious blend…
Thu, 27 Feb,  07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Uncategorized
Darren Kiely, the troubadour of modern country-folk, has swiftly risen to prominence with his distinctive sound that echoes the heartbeats of rural landscapes and the soul of the city. His music is a harmonious blend…
Fri, 28 Feb,  07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
March 2025
Uncategorized
Darren Kiely, the troubadour of modern country-folk, has swiftly risen to prominence with his distinctive sound that echoes the heartbeats of rural landscapes and the soul of the city. His music is a harmonious blend…
Sat, 01 Mar,  07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Blackpool Opera House
Darren Kiely, the troubadour of modern country-folk, has swiftly risen to prominence with his distinctive sound that echoes the heartbeats of rural landscapes and the soul of the city. His music is a harmonious blend…
Mon, 03 Mar,  07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Country Music Festival
Darren Kiely, the troubadour of modern country-folk, has swiftly risen to prominence with his distinctive sound that echoes the heartbeats of rural landscapes and the soul of the city. His music is a harmonious blend…
Wed, 05 Mar,  07:00 PM - 10:30 PM