Declan O’Rourke returns to Hawk’s Well

Declan O’Rourke returns to the Hawk’s Well’s stage on Friday 8th of November at 8pm. Tickets €27.50 are available from the box office with a special Go See rate of €13.75 for under 18s.

Declan O’Rourke is a Dublin born musician, singer-songwriter and storyteller. His songs are inspired by people, love, war, and history. Since 2004, Declan has recorded six albums touring extensively as a solo artist, and also sharing stages with some of the greatest names in music eg. John Prine, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash, Mary Chapin-Carpenter and Paul Brady.

Widely admired in the industry, Declan’s songs have been covered by a growing list of artists including Christy Moore, Eddi Reader and Josh Groban. A dynamic performer, he is as comfortable fronting a 50-piece orchestra, as playing solo with a guitar.  Very much at home on stage, Declan loves the immediacy of live performance. He shares his music and songs, weaving stories seamlessly around them, bringing the audience on an unforgettable journey.

Nominated for best singer, and winner of the first ever award for ‘Best Original Song’ at the inaugural ‘RTE Folk Awards’ 2018 for his latest work, O’Rourke’s versatility live performance has resulted in successful appearances in concert halls, theatres, clubs and television shows at home and abroad. He appeared on season five of BBC’s ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ alongside Alison Krauss and Amos Lee, and two seasons of the popular music show ‘Other Voices’.

The Dubliners legend John Sheahan, declared recently that, “after 50 years I have decided it’s time to put a lid on the ‘The Dubliners,’ but I’m sure you’ll all agree that with Declan, and Damien (Dempsey), the future is in good hands.”

Declan O’Rourke does not stand still and continues to forge his unique brand of original songs, drawing on influences both rich and diverse.  On a short tour of Ireland, Declan is returning to The Hawkswell Theatre on Friday 8th November, where he is looking forward to performing to his Sligo fans. He will be drawing from his wide repertoire of songs and will be introducing some exciting new work. This promises to be a great night of music and storytelling for Sligo.

Compassion, romance, a sense of mortality and a sense of history runs through the songs of Declan O’Rourke. The gravity of the deliberation in their melodies, their calmly sustained phrases, their fatalistic undertone — informs his songs, whether they’re about faithful love or reckoning with elemental forces. —His calling is a balladeer, proffering re-assurance in the face of inevitable sorrow.” – Jon Pareles, The New York Times

Declan O’Rourke returns to the Hawk’s Well’s stage on Friday 8th of November at 8pm with support from John Barrett.  Tickets €27.50 are available from the box office with a special Go See rate of €13.75 for under 18s.

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