Declan O'Rourke returns to Tralee with his new album tour.
Nominated for best singer, and winner of the first ever award for Best Original Folk Track at the inaugural RTE Folk Awards 2018 for Along the Western Seaboard from his latest album ‘Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine’, and fresh from re-releasing his classic debut ‘Since Kyabram’ late last year, O’Rourke is not standing still and continues to forge his unique brand of original songs, drawing on influences both rich and diverse. This artist delivers stories and music with epic performances that keep his audiences coming back year after year for more.
Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine was released in October 2017. 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 Irelands history.
Since Kyabram was re-released Nov 16th on vinyl for the first time, and the CD version has been re-packaged into a deluxe 6 panel digipak, that includes a 20 page booklet with lyrics, and new retrospective liner notes by the artist, giving insights into the recording of each song, and the build up to the making of the record.
To celebrate the re-release of his classic 2004 debut, O’Rourke will take members of the original band around Ireland this December for a handful of nostalgic, and uplifting shows. Including Galileo, No Brakes, Sarah, Love Is The Way, and Marrying The Sea, the band will play the entire album, along with outakes, and a few surprises!