Born in London, Kane O’Rourke’s traditional background was set in stone. With Irish Parents, Mother from An Gaeltacht in Co.Meath and Father from the heart of Co.Leitrim both with strong musical roots. Kane’s Grandad, Michael O’Rourke (The Singing Postman) was an All Ireland winning Ballad Singer and lilter it is from this background that Kane carries on the tradition From an early age Kane took a great interest in Irish Music and Culture, and loved to listen to Irish Records, his Parents recognised his talent and from here he was taught by Co. Clare born Brendan Mulkere a highly renowned teacher throughout the London Area.
His musical talents started on the bodhran and progressed quickly on to the whistle, fiddle and a variety of other instruments. Kane moved to Ireland in 2004 to establish his musical career. “The Jolly Tinker” is his first Album and it brings together an array of his musical Talents which features him playing Flute, Fiddle, Lilting and Guitar. Kane also is a composer Tunes, four of his compostions are featured on this Album – Tyra Ava, Mucka’s, The Killkenny and Mick O’Rourke’s. The music on this Album brings together the new and the old, it also highlights the various talents this young Man has to offer, and no doubt you will hear more from him in the future.
Kane can be found on stages big and small, keep an eye (and ear) out for him coming to a venue near you.
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