Hailing from a quaint town in Co. Cork, Ireland, Darren Kiely’s folk-infused pop sound originates from his inherited love of traditional Irish music, intertwined with modern influences such as The Lumineers and Dermot Kennedy. At just five years old, Darren learned the tin whistle, and at eight years old he picked up the fiddle, eventually teaching himself to play guitar as well. Darren began singing in 2019, quickly garnering attention for his raw and fervent vocals and emotive delivery. After winning numerous honours at a national level in Irish traditional music, Darren found his way to New York in 2022 to continue developing his own music and sound. Since then, he has entered Ireland's top 50 viral charts on three separate occasions: with his debut single "How Could You Love Me,” second single "Ella" and his most recent release "Time To Leave.” The singer-songwriter has accumulated 3 million total global streams independently and has sold out headlining shows at Rockwood Music Hall and Mercury Lounge in New York. Darren’s next adventure lies in the songwriting hub of Nashville, Tennessee, where he’s currently living and creating new music set to arrive this year.
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