Declan O’Rourke to play Bakers

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One of Ireland’s top singer/songwriters Declan O’Rourke comes to Clonmel on Thursday, April 10, playing Baker’s music venue.

One of Ireland’s top singer/songwriters Declan O’Rourke comes to Clonmel on Thursday, April 10, playing Baker’s music venue.

Declan began his career on the Dublin singer-songwriter circuit in 2000, releasing his debut album.

Since Kaybram, under an independent Irish record label in late 2004.

The album went straight to number five in the Irish charts and very soon achieved gold, platinum and then double-platinum status.

His songs have gained him much interest both here and abroad with a number of the industry’s top names. In 2006, when asked by Q Magazine which song from the past 20 years he wished he’d written, Paul Weller chose O’Rourke’s beauitiful ballad, Galileo.

Top British TV and radio personality Jonathan Ross, plays him regularly on his Saturday morning show. Declan’s songs have been recorded by a number of artists, including Brian Kennedy and Maura O’Connell, among others. Eddi Reader’s latest studio album, due for release in April 2009, covers Declan’s Love Is The Way, which is also the album’s title.

Declan is praised for his heartfelt, intimate performances as well as his larger, energetic concerts.

In 2006, Declan supported Snow Patrol on their European tour, where he played Wembly Stadium and the 
Odyssey Arena among
 others.

He has also made a number of special guest appearances on stage with the band.

Tickets are €20 and can be purchased at Hearns Hotel, by calling 052 6121611. Supper also have a music meal deal with two courses and a gig ticket for €35.