Declan O'Rourke released his debut album, “Since Kyabram,” in 2004. The record debuted at No. 5 on the Irish album charts and achieved double-platinum status. His debut single, “Galileo (Someone Like You),” has been covered by numerous artists including Josh Groban. O’Rourke tours internationally and has shared the stage with the likes of Alison Krauss, Paddy Casey, Paul Weller, Gemma Hayes, Damien Rice, Snow Patrol, The Cardigans, Badly Drawn Boy and Bono.
Over the past 10 years, O’Rourke has been on a personal mission writing songs about the Irish Famine. He discovered that his grandfather was born in a workhouse near Kinvara, County Galway. O’Rourke began reading about workhouses and quickly realized he had a story to tell. This fall, he will release his long anticipated Famine album, titled “’45-’51: Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine.” Tickets for this event are $30 ($10, students) and should be purchased in advance.
The museum would be grateful if visitors to these events would bring canned foods that will be donated to the Connecticut Food Bank to help end hunger in our community.
This event is presented as part of "5 Events for 5 Years," celebrating the fifth anniversary of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum.