‘Moonlight On Galway Bay’ is finally here!

Layout 1After much deliberation the album of big songs ‘Moonlight On Galway Bay’ is finally here. A suggestion made by Davy Spillane to cover these much-hackneyed classics, way back in the early 90′s was the kernel for this album.
A chance request for ‘Galway Bay’ from an old lady at the Milwaukee festival many years later got Seán thinking. Once he read the lyrics he was hooked. Humbled by what he had ignorantly regarded as songs for the corn beef and cabbage circuit.
He set to work learning them.  He has taken these old gems and lovingly breathed new live into them. Presenting them in his own inimitable style. No big symphonic manoeuvre. For Seán it is always about the lyric and getting the story across, as luck would have it all of these lyrics are married to the most beautiful melodies, with the help of a small enclitic band of great musicians once again Seán Tyrrell has delivered a rare and wonderful album.


“Galway Bay”

 


“Ballroom of Broken Dreams”

 


“I’ll take you home again Kathleen”

 

This is what Little John Nee had to say upon hearing the album.jneeA most beautiful collection of songs. Seán has reclaimed them as only he could, allowing them to be great again; going to the essence and rekindling the fire that once burned so brightly in them, giving them a relevance and resonance that is as potent today as ever it was.
It is a very rare treat to hear a song for the first time and be able to sing along with it. Any changes have been made with great care and I think Seán shows a loyalty and respect to these songs that has been sorely wanting.  Let you listen yourself.

 

“Sean has always been changing and growing in his artistry and in the way he approaches it. Now comes this masterpiece. I suspect strongly we are looking at Male Vocal Album of the Year here. Words fail us, but we can best state our opinion of it as being almost impressionistic. This is all classical music in the Irish vein and all completely new. Sean does what we love so much when great artists are at work. He does not soar vocally and try to impress us with the magnificence of his voice. He has done that in other albums. All of these songs are sung quietly and with deep emotion. This allows us to really hear and focus on the lyrics. No male Irish singer interprets lyrics better than Sean Tyrrell.  So many of these songs in Sean’s hands come across as a revelation”. Bill Margeson Live Ireland. “Moonlight On Galway Bay”

UPCOMING GIGS:

Sat Sept. 27th THE IRISH CEILIDHE CLUB OF  RHODE  ISLAND 50 America Street Cranston RI 02920  401-944-3233

 Sun. Sept. 28th  Cara Irish Pub, 11 Fourth St. , Dover, NH for a lunchtime gig on Sunday, Sept. 28. Contact Maureen mcollopy@comcast.net  

 Tues. Sept 30th 22 Prentiss Cove Road, Walpole, Maine 04573. Concert at 7 p.m. Contact Barbara Bowers wildhunybee@aol.com

My old landline no longer exists so I can be reached at 353 (0)87 790 2967.

A tour of the USA in Sept/Oct due to a mix up over a mis-spelt word persue that I read as peruse there is now a bit of a hole in the tour so if anybody would like a house concert just let me know. Some of my time off will be in Montana.

 Wed. Sept 10th . 8.30 Aubergine Café  50th street on Skillman Ave Sunnyside NY

 Fri. Sept 12th Beal Bocht cafe  445 west 238th street Bronx  NY 10463 718 – 884-7127

 Sat., September 13th @ 7:30 pm DeerCreek Coffee House 1022 Main St., Darlington, MD Phone: 443-877-7125
Suggested donation: $10-Adults, $5-Students www.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

 Monday, September 15th, 7:00 p.m.  Cville Coffee, 1301 Harris St, Charlottesville VA 22903  $15 at the door
Contact:  brimstunes@yahoo.com 434-409-9631

 Fri. September 19th Pittsburgh PA Venue TBC

 Sat Sept. 27th THE IRISH CEILIDHE CLUB OF  RHODE  ISLAND 50 America Street Cranston RI 02920  401-944-3233

 Sun. Sept. 28th  Cara Irish Pub, 11 Fourth St. , Dover, NH for a lunchtime gig on Sunday, Sept. 28. Contact Maureen mcollopy@comcast.net  

 Tues. Sept 30th 22 Prentiss Cove Road, Walpole, Maine 04573. Concert at 7 p.m. Contact Barbara Bowers wildhunybee@aol.com
 

 

 

 

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