Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Damien O'Kane (born in Coleraine on 1 September 1978) is an Irish musician He currently lives in Yorkshire and is married to English folk musician Kate Rusby.
His first solo album, “Summer Hill”, was released on 5 April 2010, working with musicians such as Kate Rusby, Ian Carr, Dave Kosky, John Joe Kelly and Michael McGoldrick. The album features songs from Northern Ireland and further a-field as well as self-composed instrumentals.
His work with in the duo Shona Kipling & Damien O'Kane earned both artists a BBC Folk Award nomination in 2007 and their gigs expanded all over the world from Spain to Canada. Having spent a year with Anglo-Irish supergroup Flook, O'Kane's banjo playing took him to many more different venues.
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