With a career spanning over 40 years, Declan Sinnott has played guitar and produced music for Irish folk luminaries such as Christy Moore, Mary Black, Sinead Lohan and John Spillane to name but a few. He was a founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts - two of the most influential trad/electric bands in Ireland, and spent 13 years guiding Mary Black's career, producing the majority of her music. Since the year 2000 Declan has been guitarist and producer to Christy Moore, who was recently named as Ireland's greatest living musician in RTÉ's People of the Year Awards.
His debut album "I Love The Noise It Makes" as much as anything describes Declan's passion for what he does. From the bright and hopeful opening of "Sun Shine In" to the light hearted and dynamic rhythms of "It's Just The Noise It Makes" to the hunger and loss of "Me And My Dark Companion", it is a subtle album of exquisite melodies, but it also grabs and captivates the listener. The twelve songs cajole and transport the listener through a sometimes hauntingly real,often desperately hopeful journey that will remain long after the music dies away. It is above all else music to be savoured.
"Few who have really listened to the quiet Wexford man in his various incarnations will be surprised to learn that, as declarations of independence go, I Love The Noise It Makes is eloquent, sagacious and infused with the kind of melodic sensibility that ranges way beyond the rudiments of folk. In short, it's a thing of beauty, accentuating Sinnott's feel for picking up the perfect notes in a series of solos that wouldn't sound out of place on a Ry Cooder collection, and showcasing a voice that is as pleasing as it is personable." R2 RocknReel
"The 12 songs have the exemplary musicianship and classy arrangements you would expect of one of Ireland's most talented guitarists and producers." The Daily Telegraph (Full review available online).
"He writes like Gerry Rafferty at his peak, with such honesty and compassion." Freeway Press
"It's been worth the wait." Acoustic Magazine
"A musical treat from beginning to end to be savoured over and over again." Maverick
"A very tasteful affair that smacks of quality musicianship and solid songwriting." Trebuchet Magazine (Full review available online).