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Declan O'Rourke & Vishtèn (Ireland & Canada)

Sunday 15th October 2017

Declan O’Rourke is a critically acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter who has worked and performed with many of the world’s top artists, including Snow Patrol, Glen Hansard, John Prine and the Transatlantic Sessions, in an award-winning career that has seen him release five studio albums and perform across the globe.

“Declan writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore, that sound like they’ve been around forever… Listen to Galileo, which is possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years.” MOJO MAGAZINE

French Canadian powerhouse trio Vishtèn are making their first visit to New Zealand, bringing their upbeat infusion of traditional songs, built on a bedrock of driving foot percussion, fiddle, piano, step dance and accordion.

Lauded as “traditional but fiercely up-to-the-moment” (PENGUIN EGGS), Vishtèn magnificently “blends Celtic and French influences with Canada’s equivalent of Cajun music.” LIVING TRADITION

Declan O’Rourke: Nominated for three Meteor Music Awards (Ireland)
Vishtèn: Winners of four East Coast Music Awards, including “Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year” (2016)

FREE PIC’S GRANARY GIG – 6pm

Duration: 90 mins, inc. interval

Date(s)

October 15

Time

Sun 15 Oct, 7pm

Location

Nelson & suburbs

Venue

Mainstage at Founders Heritage Park
Founders Heritage Park,
87 Atawhai Drive

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

FULL $46, UNDER 19 $25, SENIOR $42, GROUP OF 6+ $42pp (Plus TicketDirect Service Fee)

Tickets from Ticketdirect, Theatre Royal, iSITE, Richmond Mall ph. 03 548 3840; 0800 224 224.

Contact

Ph. +64 3 545 8734
festivalenquiries@ncc.govt.nz

Additional Info

Official Website

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