Declan de Barra
(born on May 6, 1971 in Waterford, Ireland
) is an Irish musician and writer.
de Barra emigrated to Australia
in 1998 and started playing in various bands while studying fine art in Perth, Western Australia. He toured the country for a number of years with his group Non-Intentional Lifeform
on Dutch label Roadrunner Records. In 1999 he formed the musical group Clann Zú
featuring various musicians from Melbourne’s
classical, punk and electronic scenes. Clann Zú released two albums Rua
and Black Coats and Bandages
on Canadian political label G7 Welcoming Committee
. de Barra returned to Ireland in 2002 , continuing to perform with Clann Zú on their final tour throughout 2004 in Canada and Australia. In 2005 he released a debut solo album, Song of a Thousand Birds
followed by "A Fire to Scare the Sun" in 2008, and "Fragments Footprints & the Forgotten" in 2011, all on Swedish Label, Black Star Foundation. de Barra creates all the artwork for his records.
de Barra has worked as a script writer on BBC animated series "Funky Fables", and on "Roy" (season one and two), a half hour children's animated/liveaction series for BBC.
de Barra's animations have featured in various international film festivals.
- , official website of Declan de Barra
- Declan de Barra animation "An Fiach......