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Song by Dáithí Sproule featured in latest Coen brothers movie

Dáithi Sproule has a song featured in the new Coen brothers’ film, “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
Dáithi Sproule has a song featured in the new Coen brothers’ film, “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

Local fans of the Coen brothers films now have another Minnesota connection to boast about. According to a recent Star Tribune article, Twin Cities guitarist Dáithí Sproule has a featured song in the new film “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

Sproule has St. Catherine University connections as well. He’s a frequent guest lecturer in St. Kate’s world music and Irish literature courses, and has performed at various campus events as well as formal engagements at The O’Shaughnessy. He is married to Lisa M. Richardson, MSS, LICSW, assistant professor of social work and director of Master of Social Work Field Education.

About Dáithí Sproule

Originally from Derry, Ireland, Dáithí Sproule has lived for many years in Minnesota. Considered one of Irish music’s most respected guitar accompanists, Sproule was one of the first guitarists to develop DADGAD tuning for Irish music. He has released three albums and performed around the world with the Irish supergroup Altan, and currently tours and records with Altan, Skara Brae, Trian, Liz Carroll, Randal Bays and James Keane, Dermy and Tara Diamond, James Kelly, Paddy O’Brien, the Kane Sisters, Laura MacKenzie, Peter Ostroushko, Jode and Kate Dowling and Dean Magraw.

Sproule is a sought-after teacher and lecturer in subjects ranging from guitar styles and song accompaniment to Irish traditional music, language and literature. He is a 2009 Bush Artist Fellow, awarded by the Minnesota-based Archibald Bush Foundation. More at

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Jan. 3, 2014 by Sharon Rolenc

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