Musician that turned his granny into a viral hit returns to Waterford

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Musician who turned his granny into a viral hit returns to Waterford

Following an amazing outdoor set that kicked off this year’s Churchyard Sessions on Bailey’s New Street, much-admired electronica musician, DJ and producer Daithí Ó Drónaí, returns to Central Arts on Saturday, October 20, with some serious new music!

Daithi is an electronic music producer obsessed by the culture of Ireland. The two-time choice award nominee combines nature recordings, old Irish samples and analog synths to create a unique type of house music that’s soaked in Irish culture. A mainstay in the Irish gigging scene, his live show is an improvised performance, creating on the spot dance music using synths, drum machines and live fiddle.

 Last year, Daithi found a forgotten recording of his grandmother, where she talked about how she met her husband, and what it was like living in the west of Ireland for the past 90 years. Daithi sampled this recording to create ‘Mary Keanes Introduction’, a track which captured the imagination of millions of Irish people across the world, and became one of the most successful Irish singles that year, staying no.1 in the Spotify viral charts for 6 weeks.

It proved Daithi’s mantra on music: Every sample should have a back story, and every song should be personal.

The action on the night kicks off at 9pm. This is a BYOB event. Tickets priced €15 can be purchased from

For further info about this gig and all others happening at Central Arts, check out their Facebook page.