Declan O’Rourke released his debut album, “Since Kyabram,” in 2004. The record debuted at No. 5 on the Irish album charts and achieved double-platinum status. His debut single, “Galileo (Someone Like You),” has been covered by numerous artists including Josh Groban. O’Rourke tours internationally and has shared the stage with the likes of Alison Krauss, Paddy Casey, Paul Weller, Gemma Hayes, Damien Rice, Snow Patrol, The Cardigans, Badly Drawn Boy and Bono.
Over the past 10 years, O’Rourke has been on a personal mission writing songs about the Irish Famine. He discovered that his grandfather was born in a workhouse in Kinvara, County Galway. O’Rourke began reading about workhouses and quickly realized he had a story to tell. This fall, he will release his long anticipated Famine album, titled “’45-’51: Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine.” Tickets for this event are $30 and should be purchased in advance.
The museum would be grateful if visitors to this event would bring canned foods that will be donated to the Connecticut Food Bank to help end hunger in our community.
Grammy Award nominee and two-time winner of Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Adam Neiman is hailed as one of the premiere pianists, composers, and entrepreneurs of his generation. His program will include works by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms, whose musical contributions and craftsmanship were influenced by both George Frideric Handel and Joseph Haydn.