19:00 - 22:00
Show starts 7.30pm
“Compassion, romance, a sense of mortality and a sense of history run through the songs of Declan O’Rourke. The gravity of the deliberation in their melodies, their calmly sustained phrases, their fatalistic undertone — informs his songs, whether they’re about faithful love or reckoning with elemental forces. — His calling is a balladeer, proffering re-assurance in the face of inevitable sorrow.”
– Jon Pareles, The New York Times
“To me, Declan is not a songwriter within the ordinary definition of the word. He is a sorcerer of songs, with a Dickensian skill for finding the moment that details some aspect of our humanity.”
– Brendan Graham, Hot Press Magazine (Mar 2012)
Declan O’Rourke is a highly successful Irish artist, acclaimed by his peers, and having achieved many plaudits with his five albums released to date. Declan’s soulful music, rooted in folk and trad, has attracted the praise of countless industry giants, including John Prine, and Paul Weller, among others. The Dubliner’s legend John Sheahan, declared recently that, “after 50 years I have decided it’s time to put a lid on the ‘The Dubliners,’ but I’m sure you’ll all agree that with Declan, and Damien (Dempsey), the future is in good hands.”
O’Rourke’s songwriting style moves faultlessly between impressionism, and story telling, and can be at home in almost any form. A dynamic performer, he is at once as comfortable fronting a 50-piece orchestra, as playing solo with a guitar. Songs of Declan’s have been covered by a growing list of established artists ranging from Christy Moore, to Eddi Reader, and Josh Groban.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Over 18's only
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is a car park at the grounds of Fota House. Follow the signs to Fota House and Gardens (this is located at the same entrance as Fota Wildlife Park). Drive past the Fota Wildlife carpark - Fota House carpark is located just after this and Fota House is a short walk from the carpark.
Alternatively, we suggest getting the train if you are coming from Cork City. The Fota station stop is less than a 15 minute walk to Fota House. Advance booking recommended.
What can I bring into the event?
No photography or videography is permitted in the venue space. No beverages can be comsumed in the venue. Drinks will be available before the concert and during the interval.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email Marlene at firstname.lastname@example.org
What's the refund policy?
If the concert is sold out and we have a waiting list, we can refund tickets. Outside of these circumstances, refunds are not possible other than in exceptional cases.