Date(s) - 08/04/2016
8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Declan O’Rourke has achieved critical acclaim for his song writing, singing and performance. Jon Pareles of The New York Times said there was virtuosity in his guitar playing, with ‘intricately contrapuntal picking and meticulous dynamics,’ and that his calling was as a balladeer. Paul Weller said of O’Rourke’s song ‘Galileo’ that it’s possibly the greatest song written in the last thirty years.
“Declan O’Rourke is one of the rare breed, he arrived fully formed, his songs, and delivery belie his age, and ours. He’s a timeless troubadour with a voice that breaks through all your defences and gets to the heart of the matter. One of the true greats of our island.” Glen Hansard