Declan O’Rourke is a highly successful Irish artist, acclaimed by his peers, and having achieved many plaudits with his five albums released to date. His soulful music, rooted in folk and trad, has attracted the praise of countless industry giants, including John Prine, and Paul Weller.
O’Rourke’s songwriting style moves faultlessly between impressionism, and storytelling, and can be at home in almost any form. A dynamic performer, he is at once as comfortable fronting a 50-piece orchestra, as playing solo with a guitar. Songs of Declan’s have been covered by a growing list of established artists ranging from Christy Moore, to Eddi Reader, and Josh Groban.
Tonight he and his band Mike McGoldrick, pipes and whistles; Floriane Blancke, harp and Chris Herzberger on fiddle will be playing numbers from across his catalogue, and including songs from his new release, Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine.
“It’s the storytelling and melodic felicity of his songs that really mark him out.” – Uncut Magazine
“A compelling vocal range and brilliantly individual songwriting.” – The Scotsman