We are so delighted to announce that Declan's CHRONICLES OF THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE - is OUT NOW and AVAILABLE from this day forth. 16 years in the making, it combines the heart of Declan's songwriting with the best musicians the traditional Irish world has to offer.
The Late Late Show
Declan will be playing the Late Late Show tonight with about half the players on the record, and some other special guests! Do tune in… you can watch it outside of Ireland on the RTE PLAYER HERE! Just click on LIVE and TUNE IN.
'Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine’ Tour, Dec 2017
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. Click here to purchase album!
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.
Look for a date near you here:
Australian Tour - Sept/October 2017
O'Rourke has announced plans to head down to Australia for a tour this Sept/Oct.
Having already been announced as part of the Dashville Skyline Festival, we have now added dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide.
Check out the full list of dates below:
We kindly again ask you all to help you spread the word to friends and family in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra.
New Zealand Tour - October 2017
O’Rourke releases news of his first ever tour of New Zealand for a very special series of concerts and festival appearances:
Please spread the word to your friends and family in NZ that Declan is making his first trip, not to be missed!
USA Tour - November 2017
The Annual migration to the East coast of America is set again and this year Declan will appear as a trio with long time bass playing Buddy Rob Calder, and lip smacking Drum wizard Pete Wilhoit. (He does smack his lips sometimes)
Check out a concert near you:
Note: All shows on the tour will be Declan O'Rourke with a 3-piece band, playing material from across his career to date, with the exception of Thur Nov 2nd, when Declan's performance in Hamden, CT at Ireland's Great Hunger Museum will be the only presentation of material from his new record Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine in the US this year.
|Nov 02||SOLD OUT - Hamden, Connecticut||Ireland's Great Hunger Museum|
|Nov-03||SOLD OUT - New York City, USA||Rockwood|
|Nov 04||New Jersey, USA||House Concert TBC||EMAIL for tickets|
|Nov 05||West Virginia, USA||Cultural Centre Theatre / Mountain Stage|
|Nov-07||Fairfield, Connecticut, USA||Stage One, Fairfield Theatre Company|
|Nov 08||Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA||Tellus 360|
|Nov 10||Baltimore, Maryland, USA||Notredame of Maryland University, 4701 N. Charles Street|
|Nov 11||Winston, Salem, North Carolina, USA||Guvners Ball|
|Nov 12||Nashville, Tennessee, USA||The Basement, 1604 8th Avenue, South Nashville|
Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine for Pre-order
IT'S FINALLY HERE!
We are delighted to announce that pre-sales for Declan's long awaited 'Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine' will open next Monday from 10am GMT, and you can order your copy on CD or VINYL here to get it before anyone else!
Watch for the mail next week with links and details…
Gold Bars Artist Goes Solo!
Last but not least...
Hey, do you all remember the incredible artwork from Gold Bars In The Sun??
Well, its creator, David Rooney has since turned his hand to a long neglected passion for writing songs and finally made his first record last year, Bound Together, which is a great group of songs, the recording of which Declan happened to co-produce.
David's record can be found on spotify, and iTunes, and all things David Rooney can be found on his Facebook page here but in the meantime here is here is the link to his amazing new video MOONDUST which of course he did the artwork for!
We wish David all the best on his new music adventure!
Return to Oz
Transatlantic Sessions USA
I am so proud to share the news that for the second time, I got the call to be part of the Transatlantic Sessions, a rare honour I believe! Its hitting America for the first time this season next weekend... Look at those names 🙂
I think this poster will be on my wall until the wall falls down...
APR 28+30 - WILKESBORO, NC (MERLEFEST)
MAY 1 - ALEXANADRIA,VA
MAY 2 - GLENDSIDE, PA
MAY 3 - BOSTON, MA
MAY 4 NEW YORK, NY
Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine...
…is the title.
Finally the time has come and I can share with you all that I started work on this record in January of this year with the intention to release it around October this year. Knee deep in the process and very excited right now. Stay tuned for news and tour dates etc…
New UK Agent
Have been really enjoying playing some shows in the UK over the last couple of years, and this was partly due to discovering how cool it is to get the ferry over and drive yourself around at your leisure with as many guitars as you like! No need for all those airport hassles. Freedom!
So I went and found myself a UK agent and intend to do a lot more in the future. For any of you who would like to see me at your favourite venue please get onto the people who run it and tell them we are considering dates for early 2018.
Here's where they’d get in touch…