One of Ireland’s most loved and leading artists, this extraordinary spinner of song weaves his soulful melodies through half-remembered moments and dreams long-treasured. Larrikin and poet, his songs are infused with wit, the yearning of history and the patience of mortality; the balm of tenderness and the breath of hope. His debut album, “Since Kyabram” was nominated for three Meteor Awards, including “Best Male Artist”, “Best New Album”, and “Best Folk/Trad Artist”, and achieved double Platinum. A prolific writer and story-teller, his song-cycle entitled “Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine” is a landmark masterpiece. His latest album “Arrivals” (April 2021) sees O’Rourke present the most emotionally raw and affecting album of his career.
“A timeless troubadour with a voice that breaks through all your defences and gets to the heart of the matter.” ~ Glen Hansard.