Monday, March 17, 2008

Declan O'Rourke


This post is being brought back to the top for St. Patrick's Day. I originally wrote it last September after hearing him on BBC Radio. You Tube is a good place to find some video of Declan O'Rourke.

I'm not a professional music reviewer, but I know what I like.
So....here goes nothing... Through the mists that rise from Irish turf comes the voice of...no that's no good. I'll just keep it simple. Today while catching up on my BBC radio listening I heard an Irish singer interviewed on the Jonathan Ross Show. His name is Declan O'Rourke and the song he played during the interview was Galileo. It was so stunningly beautiful that I immediately went to Itunes and bought the album it's on: After Kyabram. If you enjoy acoustic guitar and beautiful melody with thoughtful lyrics then treat yourself. http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=152891965&s=143441

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard this guy sing too and wrote his name on a piece of paper so I didn't forget it. He has the voice of an angel. My wife threw the name away - some frantic googling later and eventually I see it 'Declan O'Rourke. This blog is the only place it seems to be logged anywhere in the www. Thanks!

windycorner said...

Glad you found me! Declan O'Rourke is an amazing musician. There are lots of videos of him on youtube, also. Cheers!

Seadew said...

They say he used to be Ireland's best kept secret... well not any more, and well deserved it is. He released his second album last month, can't wait to hear more...

Let the music keep your spirit high

Anonymous said...

Declan is one of our national treasures!

For more info on this great artist see www.declanorourke.com! Happy Christmas!