Irish folk singer Declan Sinnott here on St Patrick’s Day

15 Mar 2013 @ 7.29 pm
| Entertainment
Declan Sinnott plays York on St Patrick’s Day

It’s St Patrick’s Day on Sunday, and what better way to celebrate than in the company of a luminary of Irish folk music?

With a career spanning 40 years, Declan Sinnott has played guitar and produced music for Irish folk luminaries such as Christy Moore, Mary Black, Sinead Lohan and John Spillane. He was a founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts – two of the most influential trad /electric bands in Ireland – and spent 13 years guiding Mary Black’s career, producing most of her music.

Since 2000 Declan has been guitarist and producer to Christy Moore, recently named as Ireland’s greatest living musician in RTÉ’s People of the Year Awards.

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Sinnott’s debut album I Love The Noise It Makes was five years in the making, but “worth the wait” according to Acoustic Magazine.

He plays The Duchess on Sunday as part of a six-date tour, featuring Vickie Keating. Described by the Daily Telegraph as “one of Ireland’s most respected musicians” Sinnott’s York performance will add a new dimension to the St Patrick Day celebrations.