Declan O’Rourke prepares for intimate Weston gig

PUBLISHED: 11:02 22 June 2012

Declan O'Rourke

Declan O'Rourke


AN AWARD-WINNING Irish musician who has played Wembley and counts Paul Weller among his fans is coming to Weston in September.

Declan O’Rourke is already a big name on the Emerald Isle, and is establishing a growing global fan base after touring with the likes of Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini and The Cardigans.

An up-and-coming Weston venue has secured a huge musical coup by signing O’Rourke to play an intimate gig for Somerset music fans on September 13.

Anna Southwell, who owns Loves Café in West Street, revealed the gig was arranged almost by chance through a Facebook conversation.

Anna said: “Declan is very popular in Ireland and Europe, and pretty well known over here.

“I’m a fan, and randomly added him on Facebook. After a few exchanged emails he agreed to come here and play.

“He rarely plays in England, but is doing a gig at London’s Leicester Square theatre on September 12, so has kindly agreed to come and do an intimate gig at Loves Cafe the night after before flying back to Dublin.

“The idea is that if it works I can start getting slightly more famous artists in the town every couple of months or so.

“It’s really exciting for Loves and for local music lovers.”

The good news for fans is that tickets for O’Rourke’s Weston gig are less than half the price being charged for his big stage appearance in London.

You can book yours for just £7.50 by logging on to

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