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CHRONICLES OF THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE 

UK TOUR – APRIL 2018

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…

When I do get back out on the road next month, I’m very much looking forward to this little UK tour, in celebration of my BBC Folk award nomination.
 
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’.
 
Appearing live with band at…
DATELOCATIONVENUETICKETS
April 10LondonThe Borderline
April 11SheffieldGreystones
April 12BuryThe Met
April 13EdinburghQueens Hall
April 15StirlingThe Tolbooth
Mike McGoldrick (pipes, whistles, flute). Floriane Blancke (Harp, piano). Jack Maher (banjo, guitar, mandolin, elec gtr, whistle, bvs). Chris Herzberger (fiddle).
 
Accompanying music to the video is from ‘Clogman’s Glen’, (track 1 from the same record). Shot in the Burren, Co. Galway.

CHRONICLES OF THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE

BRAND NEW ALBUM AND FULL BAND TOUR ACROSS IRELAND

Declan O’Rourke announces the October release of his new album ‘Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine’ followed by a full band tour across Ireland in December 2017. 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.

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UPCOMING TOUR DATES

DATELOCATIONVENUETICKETS
April 1ShannonbridgeLukers of Shannonbridge
April 7WexfordGreenacres Gallery,
Wexford Town
April 10LondonBorderline, London
April 11SheffieldGreystones, Sheffield
April 12BuryThe Met Bury
April 13EdinburghQueens Hall, Edinburgh
April 15Stirling, ScotlandThe Tolbooth, Stirling, Scotland
April 21TyroneCraic Theatre, Coalisland
April 25New York – Groundbreaking Gala for Irish Arts Centre.Symphony Space, New York
April 27PortlaoiseKavanagh’s
June 2Newbridge, KildareRiverbank Theatre
June 21ListowelMike The Pies
June 22RoscommonIrish Famine Summer School, Strokestown Park, Roscommon
June 23Virginia, Co CavanThe Ramor Theatre

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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