Daria Kulesh folk singer and songwriter
Daria Kuleshfolk singer and songwriter

About Daria Kulesh

Daria Kulesh has been described by Mike Harding as “one of the finest voices and one of the most intriguing and interesting songwriters on the present folk scene”. 

Her performances are refreshing and mesmerising, full of passion and magic. Mixing her Eastern roots with Western folk influences, she creates an original and exciting sound. Her debut release Eternal Child was described as “phenomenal”, her second album Long Lost Home has enjoyed rave reviews and multiple awards, including LCM Album of the Year, and her latest studio release Earthly Delights was named "one of the year's finest albums" by Folk Radio UK.

Daria has toured extensively in the UK and Europe, sharing stories and songs that are deeply personal but feel universal and timeless. Every performance is an "emotional, compelling and uplifiting experience", leaving the audiences "completely spellbound".

Album of the Year 2017, Laurel Canyon Music
Runner Up, FolkWords' Best Album from a Female Artist (2015 and 2017)
​Nominee, Best Duo, Folking Awards 2019
​Nominee, Best Album and Soloist of the Year, Folking Awards 2018
Runner Up, The Mythmaker Award, Folk Phenomena Awards 2018
Ministry of Culture Award (Ingush Republic, Russia), March 2017

EP of the Year 2016, Laurel Canyon Music
FolkWords' Album of the Month, January 2017 and 2015
Runner Up, Favourite New Artist of 2015, Laurel Canyon Music
Nominee, FolkWords' Album of the Year (2015)

Finalist, St Albans Film Festival 2013 (Best Music Video)
Finalist, Write a Song for Lincolnshire 2012
Finalist, Write a Folk Song for Herts, Bucks and Beds 2012

Lead singer of KARA (Love Folk LIVE 2014 - Most Exciting Live Performance; one

of The Telegraph's best folk music albums of 2014)

"One of my favourite singer-songwriters" (Mike Harding, The Mike Harding Folk Show)

"A brilliant singer-songwriter" (Johnny Coppin, BBC Radio Gloucestershire)

"A great voice and a great songwriter" (Doug Welch, BBC Radio Kent)

"Exceptional, crystal-clear vocals" (Andy McMillan, Bright Young Folk)

"With her enigmatic vocals and alluring accent, Daria Kulesh engages completely" (Tim Carroll, FolkWords)

"Haunting eastern European and Russian influence, full of folklore and magic... crimson rose of a voice" (Tamsin Rosewell, Radio Warwickshire)

"A singer and songwriter of excellence" (Colin MacDonald, Folkal Point, Celtic Music Radio)

"Gorgeous voice" (Rick Stuart, Roots & Fusion)

"She is fast becoming one of our favourite artists. Fantastic vocalist, fantastic music" (Andy Barnes, Mike Ainscoe & Nigel Cartner, Sonic Bandwagon)

"Daria Kulesh must have the most refined voice in folk music" (Danny Farragher, Folk All blog)

"Delightful... soaring, evocative vocal takes the listener on a musical journey" (Mike Lindley, Ralph's Life music blog)

"A really unique voice" (Neil Povey & Chris Giles, Folk is Not a Rude Word)

"Daria's songs are clever, poignant and pretty ...a mix that is rare but beautiful" 
(Ange Hardy, multi-award-winning singer/songwriter)

"Beautiful, visual, wonderful!" (Tom Pow, poet)

"Daria Kulesh... a refreshing and vibrant explosion" (Alban Low, Art of Folk blog)

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Twitter: @DariaKulesh

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© Daria Kulesh. Long Lost Home photo shoot by Rob Bridge.