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Declan de Barra: French shows

Feb 2

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Monday, February 02, 2009  RssIcon

Around this time last year Declan de Barra played in Paris, as support to Nina Nastasia.

Twelve months later and the Waterford singer-songer (right) is back in the French capital – this time as the main act. What’s more, he’s appearing for three consecutive nights at a well-known venue in the heart of Paris’s music club district.
Starting tonight, Declan de Barra plays three nights at the Sunset. The venue is usually associated with jazz, as is the rue des Lombards area in which it’s located. Music-loving tourists usually head for this part of town and fill its clubs every night of the week, so de Barra is sure of a diverse and sizeable crowd.
He then moves on to Switzerland for a show in Delemont before popping back into France for a gig in Mulhouse. After that, it’s off around Sweden and the Netherlands for him.
All this activity isn’t just for the sake of getting out of the house. Declan de Barra will be plugging and merching his latest album, ‘A Fire To Scare The Sun’. If you’re into your alt-folk tunes and your acoustic singer-songer scene, there’s all that on on Declan de Barra’s MySpace page.
No stranger to Paris, Declan de Barra was also here last December. The evidence? He was caught on camera. Here he is in session, accompanied by Maeva le Berre, performing ‘Leaves In The Sun’:

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Aidan Curran, based in Paris, has been writing for CLUAS since 2004. More info about Aidan...

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