Declan O'Rourke has been called the Irish Leonard Cohen, and won the praise of a host of industry giants including Chris Rea, Paul Weller, Paul Brady and Snow Patrol. The Meteor award nominee has been busy over the past two years since the release of his second record Big, Bad, Beautiful World, and recently announced his forthcoming concert at Roscommon Arts Centre on Saturday May 22.
While he never stopped touring the length and breadth of Ireland, O'Rourke has been dipping his toes in foreign waters with tours of Australia, the UK, Germany, Italy, and more recently the US. His songs have been recorded by Eddi Reader, Jacqui Dankworth, Brian Kennedy, and Peter Joback, and performed by Maura O'Connell.
In Ireland, O'Rourke has heaped up multi-platinum sales, Meteor nominations, and a string of sell-out performances. He has toured with Paulo Nuttini, Snow Patrol, and last December Peter Joback with whom he performed for the King and Queen of Sweden.
O'Rourke devoted much of his time to songwriting in 2009, which bore the fruit of most of his highly-anticipated third album, due for release in autumn 2010. Don't miss Declan O'Rourke on his first visit to Roscommon this May 22, in the lead-up to his long-awaited third album.
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