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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Fret King Damien O’Kane comes to The Met

‘Fret King’, singer and composer Damien O’Kane comes to The Met with his trio on Saturday 18 May at 8pm.


Damien O’Kane is earning a growing reputation for being a creative and exciting musician, singer and composer. Primarily a banjo player, he’s recently been winning accolades as a singer, focusing on songs from his native Northern Ireland and further afield.

O’Kane grew up in Coleraine, Co. Derry in Northern Island and began his musical career touring the world in his family band. After moving to England in 2001, Damien has since played with Shona Kipling, Flook and been a full-time member of Kate Rusby’s band. He released his debut solo album, Summer Hill, in 2010 to great acclaim followed by his award-winning instrumental record, The Mystery Inch in 2011.


“O’Kane has certainly set the bar high…” – BBC Music


O’Kane has a sincere and exceptional ability to accompany the subtlest of songs then lift his banjo and rip into a blistering set of tunes. His music is exciting, emotive, hypnotic and expressive of his life story so far.


Tickets for the event are £12. For further information or to book please phone The Met’s ticket office on 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz.