Declan O’Donovan

Yukon grown musician Declan O’Donovan currently divides his time between Whitehorse and Montreal. Scotch was a party band, centred around brothers Ryan and Declan O’Donovan.

Setting Forth for New Frontiers

Yukon musician Jona Barr is pumped. He’s going to Germany – and he’s going to be playing his first set outside of Canada. “I’ve traveled to a few upper American states while touring Canada, but this is my first international festival,” says the Old Cabin frontman. “It’s surreal being 30-years-old and never having been somewhere …

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Sing-along Solstice

Why settle for karaoke night in a bar when you can parade your singing talent at the Yukon Arts Centre? “I think people miss singing in their lives, or miss music in their lives,” claims Whitehorse composer and filmmaker Daniel Janke. “It can just slip away if you don’t make the effort to get involved …

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The Boost a Battle Can Give

For many bands the step to a big stage is challenging. That’s the Battle of the Bands in Whitehorse has been a continued success.

Declan O’Donovan Spreads his Wings

Celebrated Yukon musician Declan O’Donovan is on the road again. The piano-playing troubadour began his fall tour at the Hamilton Music and Film Festival on September 20, and will continue westward, spreading his brand of alternative-roots-blues throughout Alberta and British Columbia, before finishing his tour on October 13 in Vancouver. For O’Donovan, the traveling is …

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The Return of Scotch

Talk to any Yukon musician playing Outside and you’ll get all sorts of small-world stories. Take Declan O’Donovan, lead vocals, piano and acoustic guitar for the group, Scotch. Playing a solo set in a bar in Montréal a few weeks ago, he got a shoulder massage from another Yukoner (coincidentally, my brother). “It was hilarious. …

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Declan O’Donovan

Born and raised Yukon singer songwriter Declan O’Donovan is setting sail for The Rainbow Room in Ottawa as a featured performer in the upcoming Northern Scene bonanza of music, visual art, storytelling and so much more. O’Donovan has put together a top notch band and is teaming up with Whitehorse-based roots and blues luminary Ryan …

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Almost Everybody Knows One

It seems almost everybody knows an O’Donovan. Some of us know nine or 10 of them. All told, there are 11 siblings and they tend to be an active and creative bunch. After seeing different brothers and sisters pop up at different community events, it is only natural for one to wonder where they all …

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Out on His Own

There used to be a band in Whitehorse called Scotch. It was a party band, centred around brothers Ryan and Declan O’Donovan. But in the natural course of bands and families, the members moved on. Declan now divides his time between Whitehorse and Montreal, and is about to release his self-titled solo album. But this …

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