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This year is the 150th anniversary of the sailing of the prison ship the Hougoumount that took John Boyle O’Reilly and sixty four other Fenians to the Penal colony in Fremantle. To mark the event I am doing a tour of Ireland over the next few months of my one man show and double Cd Message Of Peace on the life and times of O’Reilly.
Message Of Peace Reviews.
On Monday night, the august and newly renovated American Irish Historical Society in New York opened its door for a performance by Sean Tyrrell from Galway City, who was touring with his own production of “Message Of Peace”: The Life of John Boyle O’Reilly” on behalf of the Irish American Cultural Institute.
Tyrrell’s performance brought the salient details of his life to us in a well-paced and entertaining mix of poetry song and music that fleshed out the life of John Boyle O’Reilly. Utilizing his traditional folk music sensibilities and familiarity, he was unabashed in drawing parallels between contemporary situations and those that O’Reilly faced that required conscientious reflection like current wars and injustices around the world.
Kudos have to be given to the American Irish Historical Society and the Irish American Cultural Institute for collaborating on this project and giving a talented voice and thoughtful presence like Sean Tyrrell the opportunity for us to learn more about our history and the people who shaped it like John Boyle O’Reilly.
Paul Keating. Irish Voice New York.
His very important story crosses three continents, jail, persecution and escape. It’s a tale woven in song, part spoken word, part history lesson. The experience takes the audience back to an almost theatre in the round experience. You will be led across a dance-floor of words so lovely, so dire and so hopeful that there can only be one feeling when it is over.
The kind of exhaustion that comes from awe.
David Bridson. Yachats Festival Presenter, Oregon.
An epic journey unfolds and flows.
Of wily skill and open daring.
Endurance beyond resolve and strength.
We know it as love and wisdom.
Dennis Mc Sharry. Poet.
Some will see it as history, some as poetry, some as storytelling, some as singing, some as theatre, some will be overwhelmed by mans abuse of man, some will have an epiphany.
Mike Considine. Noteable Arts.
This riveting stage presentation brings this forgotten visionary-poet to life. Weaving a varied tapestry of traditional music, song, words and poetry, through the extraordinary talents of singer-bard Seán Tyrrell, whose passion for O’Reilly’s life, work and poetry inhabits and permeates this stunning theatrical presentation.
A must see!
Dr. PJ Curtis Radio Presenter, Record Producer, Author.
John Boyle OReilly came walking right through the crowd at our concert, before the Irish Fair in St. Paul this August!!!
I will never, ever forget the gift you gave that night at St. Thomas.
You must stay healthy so you can come visit us in St. Paul again. And please record A Dreamer Lives Forever, if economically feasible. It is stunning.
In awe, but not intimidated,
There are still dates available in Ireland and also some dates on my US/Canada tours in June and Sept/Oct if you are interested in a night please email me at email@example.com. Hoping to meeting you all along the way.
Other great news that I am going to be concentrating on for the next year or so is revival of The Midnight Court after a lay off of 12 years. Maeliosa Stafford who directed the original Druid production in 1992 at the Galway Arts festival is returning to direct again for me. All we need now is a fair bit of financial backing to get it up and running so if any body out there knows somebody with an interest in Irish Culture that has some spare cash to invest please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 3rd doors 7.30 pm 8.00 start at Monasterevin Community Centre 0868376469
Contact Jason Jason Doyle email@example.com
June 14th House Concert Melrose Mass. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
June 15th House Concert Burlington VT. Contact Graham Clarke at email@example.com
June 16th Irish Cultural Centre. Canton Mass.Contact 781 821 8291 Ext. 103 www.irishculture.org
June 17th. Irish American club Canterbury CT Contact Ted Moriarty at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 19th O’Connell’s King Street Alexandria 703 739 1124 or contact Contact Fergus at email@example.com
June 23rd Beal Bocht 445 W 238th streetBronx NY 718 884 7127 BealBochtCafe@aol.com