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.


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]


  • 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)
  • Areas of High Traffic (2016, Pure Records)


  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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