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Storey's Field Centre

Declan O’Rourke

Saturday 13th November
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Declan O’Rourke is an artist known as a consummate performer who captivates audiences time and time again the world over whether commanding the stage alone with a guitar and a microphone, accompanied by a 50 piece orchestra, or surrounded by a band. Having performed extensively in the US, Europe and Australia, O’Rourke’s growing status is one of a significant global artist.

From his début, Since Kyabram (2004), O’Rourke has been praised by songwriting giants such as John Prine (“a great songwriter”) and Paul Weller (“he writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore”). His work, meanwhile, has been covered by world-class artists such as Christy Moore, Camille O’Sullivan, Eddi Reader, and Josh Groban.

O’Rourke has released seven acclaimed albums, an expressive body of work (“proffering reassurance in the face of inevitable sorrow” – New York Times’ music writer, Jon Pareles) that catches the light in many ways. His latest (seventh) album, Arrivals, (April 2021) is assuredly his most distinctive yet. Emerging at a time when the world is in a phase of serious flux, Arrivals is more present than past, however, and is also his most humanitarian.

“Produced by Paul Weller, Arrivals features emotionally potent songs that summon the atmosphere of some of the great folk records that influenced the developing artist and musician as a younger, aspiring writer.” – Tony Clayton Lea, Irish Times

The Pawnbroker’s Reward, O’Rourke’s forthcoming literary début, has been announced for release 29 Oct 2021 on Gill Books; a work of historical fiction, the much-anticipated novel comes in the wake of the artist’s widely acclaimed, award-winning record Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine.

This event is seated. Seats are unreserved.

Plus special guests

Presented by Green Mind

Age Guidance
Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult

£19.80 in advance, including booking fee
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