VENUE/Áit: St James’ Chruch
DATE/Dáta: Sun 30th April
PRICE : €15
Ar ais sa Daingean tar éis Other Voices- bhuaigh a amhrán ‘Silence’ duais mór i gcomórtas filíocht amhráin ceoil- é mar théamamhrán don Reifreann comhionannais- deirtear go bhfuil rian David Bowie, Declan O Rouke, Sinéad O Conor, John Grant agus The National ar a shaothai
“Jack O’ Rourke’s music has a grace and a glory to it that will stop you in your tracks and make you forget where you were going! “Silence” is one of the songs of the year for me.. “I’ll Forget You In The Morning” took me away too …. Beautiful honest songwriting delivered with a transporting musicality that will take you there… wherever you are going!’ Fiachna O’ Braonáin, RTE Radio 1
” Cork singer with oodles of soul, blues and jazz, all wrapped up with a striking modern pop bow” – Jim Carroll, The Irish Times
Jack O’Rourke has established himself as one of the most prolific Irish songwriters and powerful live performers. He performed his moving composition “Silence” (the anthem chosen for the Yes Equality Referendum) on The Late Late Show live, His songs “Shining for You” and “Silence” became radio hits, building a consistent and musically adventurous profile. He toured with The Staves, Sinead O’Connor and Declan O’Rourke. “Silence” featured on the BBC Radio 4 documentary series, “The Irish Songbook”, presented by Cerys Matthews.
Flattering comparisons have been made to Bowie, Kate Bush, John Grant, Emmylou Harris and The National in his eclectic style – yet Jack has carved his own musical landscape and songwriting voice, taking the coveted 1st place in the lyrics category of the International Songwriting Competition of “Silence”, judged by Bill Withers and Tom Waits among many others.
Jack capped off 2016 with a blistering performance at “Other Voices”, paying tribute to the recently departed Leonard Cohen with Glen Hansard and Hattie Webb (Cohen’s collaborator) which was filmed for the series.
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