Declan O’Rourke at Set Theatre
Date:1 Dec 2012
Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: € 20
71 John Street
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Last seen in Kilkenny for a brief appearance during the Kilkenny Arts Festival in August this year, Declan O’Rourke returns to Kilkenny and to Set Theatre on December 1st.
O’Rourke released Mag Pai Zai, his third album, on his own Rimecoat label in April ’11. It managed to top the success of Declan’s first two albums, holding its own in Ireland’s Top 10 Album Chart for four consecutive weeks. ‘A Little Something,’ the album’s debut single climbed to the no. 2 spot in the Today FM Top 40.
Both singles, ‘A Little Something,’ and ‘Time Machine’ were Today FM Single of the Week on Ian Dempsey’s Breakfast Show.
O’Rourke’s songs have been recorded by a host of highly-respected, successful artists. ‘Galileo (Someone Like You)’ was recorded by Josh Groban for his fifth studio album, Illuminations, produced by Rick Rubin.
It has also been recorded by Eddi Reader (MBE), the Scottish songstress widely known for her No. 1 UK hit ‘It’s Got To Be Perfect.’ Jacqui Dankworth, daughter of Jazz legends Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth, recorded the song for her second album Back to You. Brian Kennedy, The Celtic Tenors, Paul Byrom, amongst others, have all recorded ‘Galileo’.