Lorcan O’Rourke shares ‘Live At The Ivory Sessions’: A mix of country storytelling and rock energy

With an irresistible stage presence and a collection of original compositions underway, Lorcan is set to continue mesmerizing audiences with his genuine charisma
14 May 2024

​Irish Country Rock artist Lorcan O’Rourke emerges from the scenic landscapes of Co. Offaly, blending the heartfelt essence of Country with the invigorating spirit of Rock. Influenced by iconic musicians like The Eagles, The Travelling Wilburys, and Bruce Springsteen, Lorcan’s journey in music is a testament to classic Americana with a unique Irish charm.

Lorcan’s latest EP, Live at The Ivory Sessions, captures his live performances of four cover tracks recorded in the renowned Ivory Studio in Slane, Co Meath, Ireland. Backed by a 4-piece band, Lorcan delivers authentic and raw performances, showcasing his mastery as a performer. These recordings, done in a single take without layering, offer an intimate glimpse into Lorcan’s musical artistry. 

The tracks, meticulously mixed and mastered by Mark Cahill, comprise:

​’When it Rains It Pours​’: Lorcan injects this lively Country/Rock anthem, originally by Luke Combs, with fervor, delivering a spirited performance that resonates deeply with listeners.

Broken Halos​: Lorcan’s heartfelt interpretation of Chris Stapleton’s track captures the essence of sorrow and redemption, showcasing his vocal prowess and emotional depth.

1, 2 Many​: Another original by Luke Combs, Lorcan’s dynamic rendition brims with vigor and enthusiasm, invigorating audiences with its contagious energy.

Travellin Soldier: Lorcan’s rendition of The Dixie Chicks’ timeless classic, featuring Cathal Guinan on the fiddle, captivates with its evocative storytelling and haunting beauty.

With an irresistible stage presence and a collection of original compositions underway, Lorcan is set to continue mesmerizing audiences with his genuine charisma. Having graced stages alongside acclaimed acts such as Ruaile Buaile, Johnny Brady, and The Whistlin Donkeys, Lorcan cements his position within the music community, leaving an enduring impression on the musical landscape.

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