O’Rourke gig

Bray People - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

De­clan O’Rourke will play at Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre on Thurs­day Jan­uary 8.

O’Rourke was a late­comer to the Dublin singer-song­writer wcene.

But in his mid-twen­ties, within months of dis­cov­er­ing Dublin’s bustling song­writer open-mic cir­cuit, O’Rourke found him­self in the mix with the likes of Paddy Casey, Gemma Hayes, Damien Rice and many other artistes. Over a decade after the re­lease of his first al­bum, De­clan comes to Mer­maid. Hear him per­form hits such as Galileo, which Paul Weller sin­gled out as the song he wished he’d writ­ten.

Mean­while, mu­sic lovers will be glad to hear that another Ir­ish heavy­weight will be at Mer­maid later in the sea­son. Dub Damien Dempsey will play at the the­atre in April.

The genre-jumping songr­witer’s mu­sic has a bit of reg­gae, some trad, a bit of rock and a pinch of folk.

Damo is part of a rich tra­di­tion of Ir­ish singers from Luke Kelly to Ron­nie Drew, Christy Moore to Andy Irvine.

Go to www.mer­maid­arts­cen­tre. com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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