Well, well, well! That time of year, already? How time doth fly! Time for the biggest music awards in traditional music, The Livies. These are the Awards presented each year to the recipients of the LiveIreland.com recognition that they are the very best in each category.
They are the pinnacle of this year’s excellence. And, it was a very, very good year for the music! We’ve covered why in detail several times, so let’s cut to the chase. The envelopes please!!!!
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR—-SEAN TYRRELL
Sean actually gave us two albums this year–Man For Galway and Rising Tide. Both were ” Best Of ” compilations. One for Europe, one for America. Both show Sean to continue to be at the top of his form, as both also offered new treats, as well! There cannot be an Award in traditional music this wonderful singer from the Burren has not won, repeatedly. There is no truer voice in the tradition. Sean always, always offers the best in new tunes he has written, poems he has turned into music, or old standards of the form. Also, always, Sean opens his soul for all of us to hear. The music from his heart can never be recommended highly enough. He is a gift. To be sure. SourceURL:file://localhost