Cahir O'Doherty (musician)

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For the last gaelic lord of Inishowen, see Cahir O'Doherty.
Cahir O'Doherty
Born 1977
Origin Richmond Upon Thames, London
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Bass Guitar
Nose flute
Years active 1986 – present
Labels Smalltown America Atlantic records
Associated acts Fighting with Wire
Jetplane Landing
Frank Turner Skinny Lister

Cahir O'Doherty (born 1977) is an English musician and songwriter. He is the vocalist and guitarist in the alternative rock band Fighting with Wire. O'Doherty is also a member of the Derry/London band Jetplane Landing, in which he plays lead guitar. As of 2006 Cahir has also taken on bagpipe duties for indie band Seafood (usually when on tour). Recently played the acoustic guitar when performing with Frank Turner and Reading and Leeds festivals (2013). He has recently become a large fan of Skinny Lister crediting them for his new found love of music.

Youth Work[edit]

O'Doherty actively encourages the development of young talent and on numerous occasions he has not only offered his advice to bands, he has personally helped them. Recently, O'Doherty has worked with the centre of culture and arts in Derry, the Nerve Centre and he helped to mentor over 30 young people in the inaugural Music Hothouse, which was launched by the Nerve Centre to aid the development of young, raw talent. O'Doherty also hosted many events in the Instinct Festival which is an annual youth festival, celebrating the arts.


O'Doherty has a distinct approach to interviews and has on many occasions fiercely expressed his opinions, in particular, his abhorrence of the Emo scene.[1]


  1. ^ Fighting With Wire: Interview