Nomadic Fish P/L Presents

Declan O'Rourke (Ireland)

with special guests

Sunday 01 October 2017 (opening 7:00 PM)

at Black Bear Lodge ( venue info )
Level 1 - 322 Brunswick Street (Mall), Fortitude Valley QLD


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ $45.40

Declan O'Rourke (Ireland) Announces Australian Tour
Declan O'Rourke returns to Australia 27 September - 5 October 2017, for a very special series of concerts in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide, plus Dashville Skyline festival. This extraordinary spinner of song weaves his soulful melodies through half-remembered moments and dreams long-treasured. Larrikin and poet, his songs are infused with wit, the yearning of history and the patience of mortality; the balm of tenderness and the breath of hope. Live in concert, O'Rourke moves seamlessly from hilarious spontaneity to transporting beauty.
Born in Dublin, now living on the wild windswept west coast of Ireland, O'Rourke spent eight years of his youth in Australia. At 13, a priest in Kyabram (regional VIC) gave him his first guitar. His debut album, "Since Kyabram" was nominated for three Meteor Awards, including "Best Male Artist", "Best New Album", and "Best Folk/Trad Artist", and achieved double Platinum. In 2016 he released his fifth studio album "In Full Colour", recorded with a full 50-piece orchestra. A prolific writer and storyteller, his latest song cycle entitled "Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine" will be launched in Ireland in November of this year.
Glen Hansard calls him "a timeless troubadour with a voice that breaks through all your defenses and gets to the heart of the matter". His songs have been admired by James Taylor and John Sheahan (The Dubliners); by Eddi Reader, John Prine and and Paul Weller. BBC Radio notes, “There is something so simple but overwhelmingly powerful about the melodies and emotive storytelling."
He has toured and worked with Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil), Eric Bogle and Leah Flanagan, and with Paul Kelly and Shane Howard as part of the acclaimed show "Exile: Songs & Tales of Irish Australia". Constantly on tour across UK, Europe and North America, he has performed at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Oxygen, Longitude, Celtic Connections, Merlefest (USA), The Oscar Wildes (pre-Oscars party in Los Angeles), Amnesty International's Electric Burma Concert, staged a seven night residency at New York City’s Donaghy Arts Theatre, and sung for three Irish presidents. O'Rourke returns to Australia for seven concerts only (27 September - 5 October) before heading to festivals in New Zealand. (His last solo concerts here were in 2014.) See him before he disappears again!

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*