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Declan O’Rourke & Vishtèn (Ireland/Canada)

A mélange of traditional Irish and Canadian music styles from both sides of the Atlantic.

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 - Four East Coast Music Awards (Canada)


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Festival Mainstage

Sun 15 Oct, 7pm
90 mins, inc. interval
FULL $46
UNDER 19 $25
GROUP OF 6+ $42pp
(Group bookings only available at Theatre Royal Nelson)
Plus TicketDirect Service Fee

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