Danny Carthy folk singer songwriter
Danny Carthy has been a professional Folk singer, songwriter for over forty years, mostly as lead singer with the band Irelandss Fiddlers Green. Now in his 71 st year he would describe it as having been a very long learning process with a vast repertoire of songs, and a substantial reservoir of his original works. He has had the good fortune to travel all over Western Europe, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and has also been invited to sing at many Irish Festivals in the USA. If the truth were known there’s probably not a road in Ireland Danny Carthy hasn’t traveled on.
He has always enjoyed the response from audiences who appreciate folk songs, and it has even been more rewarding when presenting his own original material to great acclaim.Danny believes ageing is only another process in life’s journey, as he still has much to give musically considering his passion for singing Irish songs hasn’t waned. In 2002 President Mary McAleese paid Danny the greatest homage by an invitation to Aras an Uachtarain as a tribute to his input into the Irish music culture.
Danny Carthy’s greatest achievements were when Sand y Kelly recorded his song Carlingford on the B side of her single Woodcarver with Johnny Cash, and alsoFrench singer Renaud in 2009 translated and recorded the same song as part of an Irish folk Album which was released in France in December of that year with sales to date in excess of 120,000 CD’s in France. Danny’s other original songs include – Stand Look Around You, Just You and Me, Strangers We Were, Punchestown Races, Little Balls of Twine, He Will be Remembered, Lilly White and Sam Maguire, and also co-wrote Listen to the Wind and I Want to Catch the Sun with Galway resident songwriter Adam Murphy as part of IMRO songwriters week, and all are now part of the recordings on the website.