Damien O'Kane

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Damien O'Kane
Born 1 September 1978
Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Musician, singer
Instruments Banjo, guitar, tenor guitar
Labels Pure Records (Yorkshire) Ltd
Associated acts Kate Rusby
Website damienokane.co.uk

Damien O'Kane (born 1 September 1978) is a Northern Irish musician, born in Coleraine. He currently lives in Yorkshire with his wife, musician Kate Rusby and their two daughters.

Career[edit]

O'Kane graduated from Newcastle University in 2005 and has been performing ever since. He has performed with Flook and also in a duo with Shona Kipling. Damien is now pursuing his own solo career and also tours with Kate Rusby.[1] His solo work features songs from his native Northern Ireland as well as his trademark instrumentals.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Damien is married to singer/songwriter Kate Rusby; the couple have two daughters.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • While Mortals Sleep, 2011 (with Kate Rusby)
  • Make the Light, 2010 (with Rusby)
  • Sweet Bells, 2008 (with Rusby; PRCD33)
  • Haven, 2006 (Flook)
  • Box on 2006 (Shona Kipling + O'Kane)
  • Momentum 2005 (CrossCurrent)
  • Melodeon Crimes 2005 (Julian Sutton instrumental album)
  • Pure Chance 2003 (Shona Kipling + O'Kane)

Solo albums[edit]

  • Summer Hill (2010, Pure Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kate Rusby website; retrieved 7 May 2010.
  2. ^ Mike Harding Show, BBC Radio 2; retrieved 7 May 2010.
  3. ^ Damien O'Kane website; accessed 30 November 2014.

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