UPCOMING GIGS:

Sunday August 31st . Marine Bar, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Concerts 8.00

Friday August 29th Guru Cafe Ennistymon Clare doors 8.00
Concert 9.00 Adm. €10.00

Friday August 15th Russell Gallery New Quay. Clare Doors. 7.00
Concert 8.00 Adm. €12.50

Saturday August 9th Feakle Festival Co Clare

 

 ‘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.

Track Samples

“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”

 

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