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Redrum Triumph with Declan o’Donnovan
Fri, Sep 27
Waterton Lakes Opera House - Waterton Lakes National park


Time: 7 p.m.
Cover: $10

Declan O’ Donnovon

With a raw, gritty and unique voice, singer/pianist Declan O’Donovan is a master storyteller who draws his audiences in with evocative lyrics, a sense of humour just this side of dark, and a sweet melodic charm that is plain irresistible. Moving his deft fingers along the keyboard, swiftly changing from blues & roots rock to Canadiana and back again, this genre-bending singer/songwriter possesses a truly organic sound and a story (or two) to tell.

“Although comparisons to Tom Waits can be made, O’Donovan has a unique voice, and is emerging as an internationally-recognized songwriter and equally skilled as a musician.”
- Barry “Jack” Jenkins, What’s Up Yukon

Born and raised in the Yukon Territory, O’Donovan has lived part-time in both Whitehorse and Montreal since 2007. During the long northern winters, O’Donovan can be found in the land of the midnight sun, sequestered away in a log cabin with nothing but the bare necessities, a piano and his songs, just as his award-winning lyrics from the song Cheap Souvenir could indicate:

The bright light and the days so long
As soon as it comes, it's gone
I'm so high, thinking so clear
I know it all means nothing cause you're not here

Over the last two decades he has performed, collaborated and recorded with numerous bands; most notably the beloved Yukon-based alternative blues/rock group Scotch and two Montreal singer/songwriters, Brie Neilson and Johnny Griffin. The summer 2012 release of his debut self-titled record brought O’Donovan to new audiences around the world, with extensive airplay and reviews in Germany, Belgium, Canada and the USA - including spots on the !earshot National campus/community radio charts and the Roots Music Report charts. Cheap Souvenir, a composition featured on the album, won him the West Coast Songwriters International Songwriting Competition in the Blues Category, the only Canadian finalist. O’Donovan’s CD was voted #11 on the Blind Lemon Blues Top 20 Blues Albums of 2012.

A troubadour with a wanderer’s soul, Declan O’Donovan will be touring across Canada throughout 2013. Do not miss your chance to catch this brilliant young artist in action.



Waterton Lakes Opera House   -   Website
309 Windflower Avenue
T0K 2M0
Waterton Lakes National park
Country: ca


Live Music and Theatre,Mexican and Western Food,Fresh coffee and Bagels, Ice Cream.
Come check out our ice cream shop! We've got delicious ice cream flavors with freshly made waffle cones made daily!

Our coffee shop has moved inside the theater and we will now offer fresh in-house baked goods daily on top of our great coffee menu!

Our home cooking Mexican-style restaurant will now be open every day bringing our delicious Twin Butte style Mexican food to Waterton Lakes National Park full time! Come have breakfast, lunch and dinner with us!

We've got a great line up of music and theatrical performances this year- don't forget to check out our website at for our full schedule! Shows start at 8pm with a $10 cover charge unless otherwise specified!

Can't wait to see you for some dinner and a show! Call 403-859-2466 for any further information or to make a reservation!

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