Jack O'Rourke & Lorraine Nash
Jack O’Rourke & Lorraine Nash
4 Person Table €80 (One Ticket for 4 People)
6 Person Table €120 (One Ticket for 6 People)
Jack O’Rourke has been described as “one of Ireland’s most gifted songwriters”. A Cork man by birth, Jack first came to prominence with his ode to misunderstood youth and growing up gay, ‘Silence’ – which became a torch song for the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum. He went on to release his debut album Dreamcatcher to massive acclaim, peaking at No.5 in the Irish album charts. From winning the Nashville-based International Songwriting Award to playing his Dreamcatcher album live with an orchestra at Cork Opera House, Jack’s fledgling career has been conspicuous by its high water marks. Chosen as a 2019 headliner for Other Voices, Jack was featured prominently in the television series. Jack certainly references the musicality of Leeside turn of phrase, but his songs explore unique character studies, matters of the heart and are deeply personal, yet universal. Comparisons have been drawn over the initial years to various musicians (Bowie, Kate Bush, John Grant, Guy Garvey). However, the further Jack embarks into his own musical oeuvre, his own identity has begun to emerge. More recently, Jack recorded an album of piano based reflections on a changing world, which will be released later this year. He was also awarded a Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandaise, Paris to compose a concept album, which will commence in 2022.
The independent release of her debut EP Wildflower in 2020 saw stunning newcomer and multi-instrumentalist Lorraine Nash quickly become one of the most played female artists on Irish radio regularly featuring on RTÉ Radio 1 playlists.
A spellbinding, live-streamed set at Cork Opera House in December 2020 by the Kerry singer songwriter led to her signing with FIFA Records.
Lorraine’s vocal emanates from soulful place, somewhere between Tracy Chapman and Gillian Welch, and is perfectly suited to a musical palate that evokes Americana and folk tones. Performing since she was 7 years old, Lorraine is a talented pianist, guitar, harp, flute and violin player, skills that she has brought to the recording studio to create her debut EP. Equally at home in Irish Trad, Lorraine’s original material brings a mix of musical styles to the table while ensuring that her own unique voice and élan comes through unmistakably.
Lorraine is currently releasing new material from her impending debut long player due out later this year. Keep an eye out for this unique singer as she is set to perform at several special festival events throughout the summer of 2021.