W/C Monday 1st October 2012 - DECLAN SINNOTT

W/C Monday 1st October 2012 – DECLAN SINNOTT


Declan Sinnott is an Irish musician and producer.

Originally from Wexford town, where his Father was an Optician and Jeweller on Main Street, he came to Dublin in the late sixties. Around 1970 he was a member of the poetry-and-music group Tara Telephone, in which he composed, sang, and played guitar. He and poet/percussionist Eamon Carr left Tara Telephone to form the Celtic Rock band Horslips, which Declan left in 1972, before the recording of Horslips’ first album in 1973.

In the eighties he was a member of Moving Hearts. He then devoted himself to production work with both Mary Black and her sister Frances Black. During a 13-year and six-album association, he toured all over the world with Mary Black. He has been working with Christy Moore for almost 30 years, since appearing on Christy Moore’s Ride On album in 1984.