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CHRONICLES OF THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE 

Here’s a short video we made during the recent beautiful, and unexpected show that was put on by ‘The Beast From The East’ storm, a la Mother Nature.

I was reminded that the winter of 1845 into 1846, which marked the beginning of a series of events now known as ‘The Great Irish Famine’ or ‘An Gorta Mór’ was one of the worst winters in living memory across Europe.

Perhaps it wouldn’t have looked so different to this…

Declan O’Rourke and band. BBC Radio 2 folk award nominee 2018. Best Original Song. The Great Saint Lawrence River, from the album ‘Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine’.
 
Accompanying music to the video is from ‘Clogman’s Glen’, (track 1 from the same record). Shot in the Burren, Co. Galway.

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CHRONICLES OF THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE

BRAND NEW ALBUM 

Declan O’Rourke released his new album ‘Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine’. You can buy the album now on CD or vinyl

Fifteen years in the making, this epic song cycle combines the best of traditional Irish music and the heart of modern song-writing to present a series of extraordinary true tales from the most dynamic period in Ireland’s history.

A 9-piece band will accompany Declan to tour the new compositions across Ireland, including Mike McGoldrick, Dermot Byrne, Floriane Blancke, Jack Maher, Chris Herzberger, Catriona Frost, Rob Calder and John Sheahan.

JOHNNY AND THE LANTERN

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UPCOMING TOUR DATES

DATELOCATIONVENUETICKETS
July 7Howth, Co DublinThe Abbey Tavern, Howth, Co Dublin
July 13Clonakilty, Co CorkDeBarras, 55 Pearse St, Scartagh, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
July 14Dundrum, Dublin 14The Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin 14
July 22Kinsale, Co CorkTrident Hotel, World’s End, Kinsale, Co. Cork.
July 31Skibbereen, Co CorkSkibbereen Arts Festival, Town Hall, Skibbereen, Co Cork
Aug 3Shannonbridge, Co OffalyLukers Bar, Shannonbridge, Co Offaly
Aug 10KilkennyKilkenny Arts Festival, Set Theatre, Kilkenny
Aug 11Magherafelt, Northern IrelandSeamus Heaney HomePlace
45 Main Street, Bellaghy, Magherafelt, BT45 8HT
Sept 15Bray, Co WicklowMermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co Wicklow
Sept 28Blanchardstown, Co DublinDraoicht, Blanchardstown, Co Dublin
Oct 5CorkFota House, Fota Island, Carrigtohill, Co Cork
Nov 10Belfast, Northern IrelandThe Mac (Metropolitan Arts Centre), 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, BT1 2NJ, Northern Ireland.
Nov 17Tinahely, Co WicklowCourthouse Arts Centre, Dwyer Square, Ballinacor, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
Nov 30LongfordBackstage, Farneyhoogan, Longford.

PRAISE FOR DECLAN

“A most talented singer-songwriter… [possessing] a rich, soulful, musical voice and a brilliant instrumental ability” – Paul Brady

“One of the finest songwriters on the planet”  – Eddi Reader

Declan performing at the Soma Festival 2016

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