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Declan O’Rourke Performance
February 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Declan O’Rourke: Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine
Acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke (“Gallileo”) makes his Kansas City Irish Center debut
with a live performance of his epic song cycle Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, performed with an
eight-piece all-star folk & trad ensemble, including John Sheahan (The Dubliners), Dermot Byrne (Altan),
Caitriona Frost (Celtic Woman), and Cillian Vallely (Lúnasa). Winner of a 2018 RTÉ Radio One Folk Award
and inspired by O’Rourke’s own family history, Chronicles is an empathic portrait of the forgotten and a
vivid musical evocation of Ireland through the incomprehensible hardship of the Great Famine.
Tickets are $25, $20 for KCIC Members. Members will be emailed a discount code. If you do not receive your code, please contact the Center.
“O’Rourke mines the darkest corners…of the Irish famine with a sensitivity that animates a raft of highly
personal stories.” — The Irish Times
“Compassion, romance, a sense of mortality and a sense of history run through the songs of Declan
O’Rourke.” — Jon Pareles, New York Times
Presented with support from Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide.