O’Rourke has been crafting songs since his mid-teens, his attention snagged from the age of 13 when he was given a guitar by a priest whilst living in Australia. By 24, long returned to Ireland, he found himself at the centre of the fiercely creative Dublin music scene that proved a fertile breeding ground for the young artist and his contemporaries.
Performing extensively since across the USA, Europe and Australia, Declan O’Rourke’s growing status is one of a significant global artist. He has released seven studio records to date, five of which have enjoyed top five status in the national charts of his native Ireland.
Arrivals(April 2021), reached Number 2 in Ireland and was nominated for International Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association, UK.
Upon publication of his literary debut, The Pawnbroker’s Reward(Nov 2021), reached number 2 in the Hardback Fiction bestseller’s chart and stayed in the top five for 7 weeks.