Sunday 14 October 7.30pm
Irish singer/songwriter Declan O’Rourke has attracted the praise of countless industry giants including John Prine, Paul Weller and The Dubliners’ John Sheahan while artists ranging from Christy Moore to Eddi Reader and Josh Groban have covered his songs.
Declan’s debut album in 2004, Since Kyabram, achieved double-platinum sales and featured his breakthrough hit, Galileo. Four subsequent albums have further cemented his reputation and garnered widespread international acclaim.
For his appearance at the RNCM Declan is to perform his latest album Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine in its entirety in a special charity concert in aid of Action Against Hunger.
Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine is a moving and evocative insight into a chapter of Irish history that has largely faded from collective memory. Declan, who spent 15 years researching and developing the album, will be accompanied by a full band for this landmark concert.
Band members to include:
Declan O’Rourke guitar, vocals
Jack Maher guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals
Floriane Blanche harp, vocals
Chris Herzberger fiddle, viola
Dan Bodwell bass
John Sheahan fiddle, whistle, mandolin
This is a special opportunity to experience a memorable piece of musical storytelling whilst contributing to a great charitable cause.