Irish singer/songwriter Declan O'Rourke combines thoughtful, often poignant lyrics with a folk-driven approach that has brought him great success in his home country. Though born in Dublin, he spent some of his formative years in Australia, which partly served as the inspiration for his double-platinum 2004 debut, Since Kyabram. Over subsequent releases like 2011's Mag Pai Zai and the ambitious 2017 historical set Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, O'Rourke has cemented his reputation as one of Ireland's premier songwriters, counting greats like the Christy Moore, Paul Weller, and the late John Prine among his many admirers. He released his sixth album, Arrivals, in 2021. O'Rourke was born in the Dublin suburb of Ballyfermot in 1976. Moving with his family to Australia at the age of 14, he picked up an acoustic guitar from a priest ...
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Big Bad Beautiful World 2007 Big Bad Beautiful World
 
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Mag Pai Zai 2011 Mag Pai Zai
 
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