Michael Darcy returns this Fall to Stout Irish Pub. An Irish Native, Darcy brings a unique charm perfectly paired with a cold brew.
About the artist:
Following exposure to a cassette tape of legendary Irish folk singer Christy Moore, Michael was inspired to focus his musical attention on the guitar. It was then through the passion of this new instrument, he discovered the magic of such bands like Planxty, The Waterboys, The Pogues, The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem and so on. From further afield, he started listening to the gritty American sounds of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, John Prine and Guy Clark to name a few.
By 19, Michael was playing solo gigs across the west of Ireland, establishing a strong musical reputation as a bright and ambitious new talent. At age 25, he embarked on a life-changing uproot across the Atlantic, with guitar in tow, arriving in his current hometown of Toronto, Canada. He quickly and naturally immersed himself into our vivacious city’s live music scene and has been performing gigs regularly here ever since.