Declan O’Rourke comes from a family of music lovers, but it was a chance encounter in Australia at the age of 13 – and maybe some divine intervention – that sparked the chain of events that would lead to a career in music.

“My parents were visiting friends that we had from home and they had an uncle up in the countryside who was a priest. He had a couple of guitars and he caught me playing with one of them. When we were going home a couple of days later, he gave me one. He showed me two chords and sent me on my way – and that was the beginning of a journey,” he says.