Declan O'Rourke

Declan O'Rourke
Declan O’Rourke is a highly successful Irish singer songwriter hitting the John Curtin College of the Arts Theatre on Saturday, January 13. It’s set to be one of the highlights of the Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival which finishes this Sunday after ten action-packed days and nights of music, arts, films, feasting and more to commemorate 150 years since the last convict ship, the Hougoumont arrived on our shores in Fremantle from Ireland with 62 Irish Fenians on board.

Declan O’Rourke’s soulful music, rooted in folk and tradition, has attracted the praise of countless industry giants. His songwriting style moves faultlessly between impressionism and storytelling and can be at home in almost any form. He will perform songs from his five albums which will include some songs from his recently released album Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine. In an X-Press interview this week, O’Rourke hinted that he had even written a song in particular to perform to commemorate the arrival of the Hougoumont’s arrival in WA, which meant a lot to him due to his Australian and Irish heritage. This is definitely not one to miss!

Thanks to the Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival we’ve got double passes to giveaway to Declan O’Rourke in Concert.

To enter simply email us here at with DECLAN O’ROURKE in the subject line and tag the mate you want to take on the Facebook post. Don’t forget to like the X-Press Facebook page and sign up to the newsletter to be in the running! 

Competition closes Saturday, January 13 at 2pm. Please only enter if you can attend. You must be a Perth, WA resident.