31 August, 2016 //

Declan O’Rourke

Supported by John Byrne

Declan plays to sold-out crowds in Ireland and abroad, receiving critical acclaim for his songwriting, singing and live act. A consummate and versatile performer, his songs mesmerize regardless of whether performed solo, with a band, full orchestra, or as a trio. In 2010 he released his third album ‘Mag Pai Zai’, topping the success of his first two albums, as well as scoring ‘Album of the Week’ on BBC Radio Scotland and RTE Radio 1. Recently, Declan appeared on stage and TV with The Dubliners as part of their farewell tour, recorded with many major international stars and performed at the Oscar Wilde awards in LA for such luminaries as Steven Spielberg and J. J. Abrams.

‘A most talented singer-songwriter …possessing a rich, soulful, musical voice and a brilliant instrumental ability.’ PAUL BRADY

‘Compassion, romance, a sense of mortality and a sense of history run through the songs of Declan O’Rourke.’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

‘O’Rourke’s sonorous voice is quite a gorgeous instrument in itself.’ THE IRISH TIMES

‘He writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore, that sound like they’ve been around forever.’ PAUL WELLER OF ‘THE JAM’

Presented by AMA Music Agency
Duration: 150 mins. One interval after support act