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Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
Fifteen years in the making, this epic song cycle combines the best of traditional Irish music and the heart of modern song-writing to present a series of extraordinary true tales from the most dynamic period in Ireland’s history. Known as the Great Irish Famine, An Gorta Mór was by far the most impactful era in the recorded history of Ireland. The effect on the population was so devastating that seven generations and 170 years later the population is still far from where it was in the 1840s. "This project is an attempt to bring fresh air to an unhealed wound, and to remind the Irish people of what we have overcome." Declan O’Rourke will be joined by the album's musicians, including Mike McGoldrick, Dermot Byrne, Floriane Blancke, Jack Maher, Chris Herzberger, Catriona Frost, Rob Calder and John Sheahan.