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Declan O'Rourke Newsletter 2017

Tour Dates for IRELAND, US, AUSTRALIA, and NEW ZEALAND.

PLUS announcement of the Pre-sale of 'CHRONICLES OF THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE’ the brand new record, 15 years in the making.  And more…

'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:

DATELOCATIONVENUETICKETS
Dec-02GalwayThe Black Box
Dec-03Warrenpoint, NewryNo.7 Duke st
Dec 07Westport, Co MayoTown Hall Theatre
Dec 08Listowel, Co KerrySt John's Theatre
Dec-09CorkSt Luke's Church
Dec 14DublinVicar Street
Dec-15LimerickDolan's Warehouse
Dec 20DerryThe Glassworks
Dec-22SligoThe Hawkswell Theatre

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:

DATELOCATIONVENUETICKETS
Sept 27Melbourne, AustraliaThe Spotted Mallard, Brunswick
Sept 28Melbourne, AustraliaCaravan Club, Oakleigh
Sept 29New South Wales, AustraliaDashville Skyline Festival, Lower Belford, NSW
Oct 1Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaBlack Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley
Oct 3Canberra, AustraliaAinslie Arts Centre (Main Hall), Elouera St, Braddon ACT 2612
Oct 4Adelaide, AustraliaThe Wheatsheaf, Thebarton
Oct 5Sydney, AustraliaThe Factory Theatre
w/ Martha Marlow, Marrickville NSW

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:

DATELOCATIONVENUETICKETS
Oct-07Hawkes Bay Arts Festival, Hastings, New ZealandThe Blyth Performing Arts Centre
Oct-08Tauranga, New ZealandThe Barrel Room, Tauranga
Oct-11New Plymouth, New Zealand4th Wall Theatre
Oct-12Paekakariki, New ZealandSt Peter's Village Hall
Oct-13Wellington, New ZealandThe Third Eye
Oct-14Kokomai Arts Festival, Martinborough, New ZealandSt. Luke's Church
Oct-15Nelson Arts Festival, Nelson, New ZealandTSB Bank Mainstage, Founders Park

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.

DATELOCATIONVENUETICKETS
Nov 02Hamden, ConnecticutIreland's Great Hunger Museum
Nov-03New York City, USARockwood
Nov 04New Jersey, USAHouse Concert TBC
Nov 05West Virginia, USACultural Centre Theatre / Mountain Stage
Nov-07Fairfield, Connecticut, USAStage One, Fairfield Theatre Company
Nov 08Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USATellus 360
Nov 10Baltimore, Maryland, USATBC
Nov 11Winston, Salem, North Carolina, USAGuvners Ball
Nov 12Nashville, Tennessee, USAThe Basement

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

Check out the 1 minute documentary I made in anticipation of my Australian tour next month, called: Artists In The Wild - Ep. 1
G’day all my Aussie friends, so VERY happy and excited to announce my return to the land of the bush and the sun again with a fast but fun wallop of dates over a week or so in late September/Early October. 
 
I decided it was time to come back, get the Aussie passport stamped, and brush up on my second language, (Ustrayan). Did you know I’ve made 3 albums since I last played some solo shows for ye, so loads new stuff, and.. well what have you been doing?? We have some catchin up to do! 
 
Live ticket links: 
 
Wed 27 Sept - MELBOURNE : The Spotted Mallard : https://www.spottedmallard.com/events
 
Thurs 28 Sept - MELBOURNE : Caravan Club : 8pm : https://www.trybooking.com/300464
8pm doors.  8:40pm show. 
 
Fri 29 Sept : Dashville Skyline festival (NSW) : http://dashville.com.au/
 
Sun 1 Oct - BRISBANE : Black Bear Lodge  : http://blackbearlodge.oztix.com.au/?Event=76178

322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley 4006 QLD 
7pm doors.  7:30pm show. 

Tues 3 Oct - CANBERRA : Ainslie Arts Centre (Main Hall) : http://www.agac.com.au/whats-on/
Elouera St, Braddon ACT 2612
 
Wed 4 Oct - ADELAIDE : The Wheatsheaf : https://www.trybooking.com/RCVZ
8pm doors. 8:30pm show. 
 
Thurs 5 Oct - SYDNEY : The Factory Theatre w/ Martha Marlow : 
7:30pm doors.  8pm show
I think this poster will be on my wall until the wall falls down!

 

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...

Dates include:

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…

Unique Gravity
[email protected]
www.uniquegravity.co.uk

Tours and Upcoming Dates

Check out the  page for news of more dates later in the year, including a US tour in November and a first official tour of New Zealand, and of course dates closer to home.

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