Fintan Warfield is a musician from Dublin, Ireland. A singer, guitar and violin player, he is first and foremost a performer of Irish songs and ballads, while his wider repertoire spans folk, country, and modern and contemporary pop. Increasingly, his live performances reflect his interest in storytelling and Celtic mythology.
Fintan began 2023 with a performence at TradFest Temple Bar. He also made his Culture Night debut with a night-time show on Moore Street - the historical Dublin street that has been home to traders since the 18th Century. Fintan is playing regularly in his home town of Dublin and live dates are listed here.
In 2018, he performed at Where We Live, presented by renowned contemporary theatre-makers, THISISPOPBABY and St. Patrick's Festival. Fintan has also performed at a number of 1916 Rising commemorations at the General Post Office, Dublin.
For five years, Fintan performed with Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones, touring extensively with the band across Ireland, Britain, Europe and the United States and performing at venues and festivals including the Glasgow Barrowlands, Balver Höhle Irish Folk & Celtic Music Festival in Germany, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Irish Fair of Minnesota, and Staten Ireland Fair to name a few, as well as regular performances in the Rí Rá Irish Pub in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. The band also performed in Irish Olympic House as part of Team Ireland celebrations at the 2012 London Olympics. It was these years of experience that led Fintan to releasing Step It Out Mary in 2020, a 10 track album recorded during his time with Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones.
Alongside his musical career, Fintan is a member of Seanad Éireann, where he frequently advocates on behalf of the wider arts and culture sector. He is studying Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship in Trinity College Dublin and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology / Atlantic Technological University. Fintan has also served as a voluntary board member of Rua Red and the Civic Theatre, Tallaght.
Fintan has numerous media appearances to his credit and has performed songs on Saturday with Claire Byrne on RTÉ Radio 1, The Saturday Connection with Charlie McGettigan on Shannonside Northern Sound, and The Irish Times Inside Politics podcast.
Upon hearing Fintan sing for the first time, Derek Warfield remarked, “I thought of his grandfather, John Warfield and how proud he would be of Fintan’s great talent and ability, and indeed how this young singer had inherited so much of his grandfather’s talent and love of music.” Fintan’s grandfather John, who played the mandolin, harboured a love of music throughout his life and was always so encouraging and supportive to Derek and The Wolfe Tones. It is in this same spirit of music and storytelling, of an evolving familial tradition, that Fintan plays and performs today.