Dublin-based singer and songwriter Conor O’Brien of the Villagers is known for his distinctive voice, indie folk songs and eerie lyrics at time.
Villagers initially formed in 2008 in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland and today consists primarily of vocalist/guitarist Conor O’Brien. Conor also performs regularly with Danny Snow (bass, upright bass), Cormac Curran (keyboards), Gwion Llewelyn (drums, flugelhorn) and Mali Llywelyn (harp). Prior band members include Tommy McLaughlin, James Byrne, Richie Egan and David Crean.
The band rose to prominence in 2010 with its debut album Becoming a Jackal. Awayland, its second album, won the Choice Music Prize. In 2016, Conor won an Ivor Novello Album award for his Darling Arithmetic album.
Darling Arithmetic (2015) is available in iTunes and at wearevillagers.com.