Declan O’Rourke has always forged his own path.

Whether releasing a track a month for a year, recording an album with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, or exploring dark corners of history in his acclaimed song cycle, Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, O’Rourke has established himself as a fearless musical explorer. Over the years he’s shared a stage with everyone from Planxty to Snow Patrol, but this solo gig in the Set is a wonderful chance to experience him up close and personal.

[O’Rourke] writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore; songs that sound like they’ve been around forever Paul Weller