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Declan O’Donovan album release

April 14, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Declan O’Donovan releases ‘Amok’ with special guest Shannon O’Donovan celebrating the release of her latest album ‘Pockets of Time’

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Door / bar opens at 7:30
Showtime at 8:00
Within the earthy, baroque psychedelia of his 3rd album, Amok, Declan O’Donovan meditates on losing track of time. It’s a phenomenon we’re all intimately familiar with—”a pedestrian and profound thing to do,” as the Yukon songwriter puts it. Amok is hardly a linear narrative, though, with a beginning, middle, and end; the album and the characters who populate it twist and pull time, fall out of it and into it, find themselves transformed by it. Songs go off the rails and expand themselves defiantly as O’Donovan inhabits their narrators—a hospital patient; a character in an Edgar Allen Poe story; people trapped on sinking ships or floating in space with satellites and dark matter.

“I lived on the Californian coast, hiked through the boreal forest, borrowed from friends and family, stole from Exodus and Joseph Campbell,” O’Donovan says. “I lit a fire, fell asleep, got woke, got high, got Covid, got angry at the church, lost my keys, and split the atom.”
Throughout it all, perhaps because of it all, “time gets disrupted, reveals itself to be uncontrollable,” he says. “Runs amok.”

Shannon O’Donovan is a singer songwriter arising from her roots in the Yukon, Rocky Mountains and, most recently, her family homestead in Beaver Valley. Delving deeper into her songwriting, her songs are rich in storytelling and the textures of family, motherhood, humor, and the complexity of our relationship with the land. With a style that crossesgenres, including indie folk, bluegrass, and country, Shannon captures the attention of her listeners with authenticity and catchy melodies.

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April 14, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)


Age Restriction
All Ages
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Will have bar service


Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)
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