Declan O'Rourke
Seven Nights in NYC with a String Quartet

Admission: $24 member / $28 non-member


Christian Herzberger (violin)

Christian Herzberger plays electric and acoustic violin in the fields of pop, rock, country and folk and, with over 200 performances a year at home and abroad the most sought after violinists in the industry. As a musician he plays tour with well-known German and international bands, as a studio musician, he is heard on numerous productions of artists from home and abroad.

Nora Krohn (viola)

Nora Krohn plays regularly with DiCapo Opera and the Allentown Symphony. She performs in a diverse range of venues and styles, from jazz to indie rock to opera, and can be heard on numerous albums and commercial recordings. Nora represents one half of Folie à Deux, which is committed to making the viola duo a viable instrumentation for chamber music.

Eimear O’Grady (cello)

A professional Cellist from Wicklow, she has recorded and performed with acts including U2, Mary Coughlan, Jack L, Duke Special, Mick Flannery, The Republic of Loose and Declan O’Rourke. She has toured extensively in both ensemble and orchestral circles.

Curtis Stewart (violin)

A New York City native and graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Curtis Stewart has performed as a soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra, in Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. Curtis’ eclectic background has led him to concerts in many different realms of music from MTV specials with Wyclef Jean, to stints at the Kennedy center with the Jimmy Heath Big Band. 

Declan O'Rourke
Seven Nights in NYC with a String Quartet

April 20 28

"He writes the sort of classic songs that people don't write anymore, songs that sound like they've been around forever. . . Listen to Galileo, which is possibly the greatest song written in the last thirty years." - Paul Weller, MOJO 

Irish songwriter Declan O'Rourke returns to the Irish Arts Center with a string quartet for a residency of eight unforgettable performances following his thrilling New York appearance in the first installment of SongLives, curated by Grammy-winner Susan McKeown.

Declan made his name as a folk-rock busker along with Mundy, Damien Dempsey and Paddy Casey and he's been praised worldwide for his richly resonant voice, beautifully crafted songs and a characteristic audience-friendly brand of acoustic pop, that has brought him multi-platinum success in Ireland. He has toured extensively in Europe opening for the likes of Paul Weller, Snow Patrol, and Paul Brady. Today he is one of Ireland's most sought after live performers and his song "Galileo" has been covered by a diverse range of artists from folk singer Eddi Reader to superstar Josh Groban.

Join us as Declan sings and plays with a gorgeous string quartet, performing new material from his highly-anticipated fourth album and songs from his masterpieces Mag Pai Zai (2011), Big Bad Beautiful World (2007) and Since Kyabram (2004).

Opening Night Reception with Declan O’Rourke
Saturday, April 20 | 8 pm
Show your support for the Irish Arts Center by purchasing an opening night ticket to Declan O’Rourke: In Residence, and enjoy a celebratory reception after the show with Declan.

Admission: $60




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