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Seán Tyrrell

Seán Tyrrell


Apples In Winter
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  • Apples In Winter
    • 1975 - Onyx 21243 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Búaaill On Éirne
    2. Tábair Dom Do Láim
    3. To The Lads In Galway
    4. Caron-Lough Bay
    5. Fiddler's Green
    6. Longshadow Day (Dave Callinan)
    7. Swallows Tail
  • Side Two
    1. Cushy Butterfield
    2. Streets Of London (Ralph McTell)
    3. Willie O Winsbury
    4. Highland Paddy (Sean McCarthy)
    5. Bill Harts Favorite Stand Back & Let The Dog See The Rabbit

  • Apples In Winter
    • Seán Tyrrell: Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals
    • Jack Geary: Guitar, Harmony Vocals, Vocals
  • Musicians
    • Ann Marie Finneral: Harmony Vocals, Vocals
    • Beau Fitzgerald: Bodhrán
    • Bob Emmet: Bodhrán
    • George Alves: Harmony Vocals
    • John Tabb: Accordion
    • The Dayhills: Flute
    • Tommy Grassetti: Bass, Harmony Vocals
    • Tommy Mulvihill: Concertina, Fiddle, Guitar, Harmony Vocals
  • Credits
    • Producer: Apples In Winter
    • Engineer: Pat Costa
    • Recorded at Eastern Sounds, Methuen, Mass
    • Sleeve Notes: Jack & Sean
    • All tracks traditional, unless otherwise noted.

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Cry Of A Dreamer
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  • Cry Of A Dreamer
    • 1994 - Long Walk LMCD 001 CD
    • 1995 - Hannibal HNCD 1391 CD
    • 2006 - Long Walk LMCD 001 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Mattie (Johnny Mulhern)
    2. Isle of Inisfree (Dick Farrelly)
    3. House Of Delight (David Callinan)
    4. November Rain (David Callinan)
    5. Blue Green Bangle (Johnny Mulhern)
    6. Trilogy
      1. Message of Peace (Poem: John Boyle O'Reilly, Music: Sean Tyrrell)
      2. Cry Of The Dreamer (Poem: John Boyle O'Reilly, Music: Trad. Arr. Sean Tyrrell)
      3. Only From Day To Day (Today) (Poem: John Boyle O'Reilly, Music: Sean Tyrrell)
    7. No-Go (Bagpipe Music) (Poem: Louis McNiece, Music: Trad. Arr. Sean Tyrrell)
    8. Connie's Song (Mo Bhron Ar An Bhfarraige = Curse On The Sea) (Translation: David Marcus and Douglas Hyde, Music: Sean Tyrrell)
    9. Fortune For The Finder (David Callinan)
    10. Coast Of Malabar (Words: Trad., Music: Sean Tyrrell)
    11. Demolition Dan (States Of Decay) (Johnny Mulhern)
    12. The 12th Of July (Lament For The Children) (Words: John Frazier, Music: Sean Tyrrell)

  • Musicians
    • Seán Tyrrell: Vocals, Mandocello, Mandobass, Guitar, Mandola and Banjo
    • Liam Lewis: Fiddle and Viola
    • Steve Hanks: Saxophones and Clarinet
    • Davy Spillane: Uillean Pipes and Low Whistle
    • Tommy Peoples: Viola
    • Mairtin O'Connor: Accordion
    • Paul Gunning: Accordion
    • Kevin Crawford: Flute and Bodhrán
    • Brendan Mulligan: Harmonica and Jews Harp
    • Greg Boland: Electric Slide Guitar
    • Frankie Colohan: Guitar
    • Shane Holden: Acoustic Guitar
    • Jimmy Fitzgerald: Acoustic Guitar
    • Johnny Mulhern: Acoustic Guitar
    • P.J. Curtis: Highstring Guitar, Bodhrán and Keyboards
    • Colin Boland: Piano
    • James Blennerhassett: Bass Guitar and Double Bass
    • Jimmy Cubbard: Drums and Percussion
  • Credits
    • Produced by P.J. Curtis
    • All tracks except 3, 4 & 12 — Recorded at Sulan Studios, Ballyvoumey, Co. Cork.
      • Engineered by Ciaran Byrne, assisted by Chris Corrigan
    • Tracks 3 & 12 — Recorded at Atlantic Sound, Liscannor, Co. Clare.
      • Engineered by Colin Boland
    • Track 4 — Recorded at Harmony Row Studios, Ennis Co. Clare.
      • Engineered by Matt Purcell
    • Front Cover Photo: Joe Geoghegan
    • Live Photo: John P Coyle
    • Lettering: Ruth Rowland
    • Design: Michael Krage

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The Orchard
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  • The Orchard
    • 1998 - Longwalk LMCD002 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. The Rising of the Moon
    2. The Orchard
    3. The Lights of Little Christmas
    4. Bad Luck to this Marching
    5. One Eye Open
    6. Song of Wandering Aengus
    7. Roisin came with the Wren Boys
    8. Dark Horse on the Wind
    9. John Lewis's/The Kilfada
    10. Game Over
    11. The Ghost of Billy Mulvihill
    12. Wild Mountain Thyme
    13. Skin the Goat
    14. Red River Valley
    15. Maidin Shámhna
    16. Lilia's Crush/The Humours of áine

  • Credits
    • Produced by Sean Tyrrell & Davy Spillane
    • Recorded at Burrenstone Studio, Lioscannor, Co. Clare.

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Songs Of Peace
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  • Songs Of Peace
    • 1999- Vredesconcerten Passendale VP 001 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Overture: De Valse Trouw/Au Carrefour Des Roses (Trad. Flanders/A. Den Ouden)
    2. The Dead Kings (F. Ledwidge/S. Tyrrell)
    3. Lament For Aughrim/The Return From Fingal (Trad. Éire)
    4. Lullaby/The Birds Of Slane (F. Ledwidge/A. Den Ouden/P. Derudder)
    5. Sound Of The Drum/Oorlogszucht (A. Den Ouden/Trad. Flanders)
    6. The Saxon Shilling (K. Buggy)
    7. Bad Luck To The Marching/De Dronken Dragonder (Charles Lever/Trad./A. Den Ouden)
    8. The Recruiting Sergeant (Seamus O'Farrell/Trad.)
    9. The Blackbird [Slow Air] (Trad.)
    10. Crocknaharna (F. Ledwidge/A. Den Ouden/Trad.)
    11. The Homecoming Of The Sheep (F. Ledwidge/A Den Ouden)
    12. Balkan To Ireland (P. Derudder)
    13. The Cobbler Of Sari Gueul (F. Ledwidge/Trad. Scotland)
    14. Bean TSléibhe Ag Caoineadh A Mic/Lament For Aughrim (Trad. Éire)
    15. Thomas McDonagh (F. Ledwidge/S. Tyrrell)
    16. At Currabwee/Preston's (F. Ledwidge/S. Tyrrell)
    17. The Leaving Of Slane (P. Derudder)
    18. At Evening (F. Ledwidge/A. Den Ouden)
    19. Moeder Anna/Home (Trad. Flanders/F. Ledwidge/A. Den Ouden)
    20. Soliloquy (F. Ledwidge/S. Tyrrell)
    21. Au Carrefour Des Roses/Jig/Francis Retreat And Lament (A. Den Ouden — arr F. Vanrobaeys/Peter Derudder/Peter)

  • Musicians
    • Alfred Den Ouden: Concertina, Accordion, Guitar, Tin Whistle, Bagpipes, Chanter, Vocals
    • Caroline Steen: Cello
    • Fergus Feeley: Mandola, Mandocello, Vocals
    • Filip Vanrobaeys: Harp, Bodhrán, Vocals
    • Jan Verheye: Double Bass
    • Peter Derudder: Uillean Pipes, Flute, Tin Whistle, Keyboards
    • Seán Tyrrell: Mandolin, Mandocello, Mandola, Banjo, Tenor Guitar, Vocals
  • Credits
    • Artistic Director & Producer: Piet Chielens
    • Recorded by Rudy Dekeyzer
    • Mixed by Piet Chielens, Rudy Dekeyzer, Lester Simpson & Peter Derudder
    • Recorded at DK Studio, between August 1998 and February 1999

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Belladonna
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  • Belladonna (& solo mix)
    • 2002 - Longwalk LMCD 003 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Time you Old Gypsy Man
    2. Satisfied Mind
    3. Sweet Ballyvaughan
    4. Midnight in the Burren
    5. The Faltering Flame
    6. All the Wild Young Children
    7. The Black Kerryman/The Moon Chasing Down the clouds catching rabbits
    8. One Starry Night
    9. An Spailpín Fánach
    10. Mulvihill's/Irish Washerwoman/Whelan's
    11. John 0'Dreams
    12. Green Eye of the Little Yellow God
    13. Belladonna in the Bar
    14. Hotel du Cain
    15. Dead Kings
    16. Fahy's
    17. The Stolen Child
    18. Hocus Pocus

  • Musicians
    • Sean Tyrrell: Vocals, Mandocello, Mandola, Guitars, Banjo, MandoBass, Dobro
    • Johnny Mulhern: Guitars & Saz
    • Fergus Feely: Guitars & Mandola
    • Jimmy Mullins: Guitar, Whistle & Accordion
    • Colin Boland: CMI & Piano
    • Jimmy Higgins: Percussion
    • Brendan Mulligan: Jaws Harp
    • Robbie Walshe: Bodhran & Tambourine
    • Liam Lewis: Fiddle
    • Aine Trrrell: Backing Vocals
    • Brendan Mulligan: Harmonica

  • Notes
    • Recorded at his home in County Clare.
    • Belladonna was issued with two different mixes:
      • Full band mix (see above)
      • Solo mix — Seán: vocals, mandocello, banjo, and tenor guitar

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Rising Tide / Man For Galway
 
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  • Rising Tide
    • 2004 - Longwalk LMCD 005 CD
  • Man for Galway — The Best of Seán Tyrrell
    • 2004 - ARC Music EUCD 1859 CD
    • 2008 - ARC Music EUCD 1859 CD
    • 2012 - ARC Music EUCD 2384 CD

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  • Rising Tide — Track List:
    1. Side By Side
    2. Marian's Song
    3. Coast of Malabar
    4. Such A Night Of Stars
    5. Quaker
    6. Cap and Bells
    7. Lights Of Little Xmas
    8. Game Over
    9. Ghost of Billy Mulvihill
    10. Twelfth of July
    11. South of the Border
    12. Isle Of Inishfree
    13. Man From Galway
    14. Connie's Song
    15. Green Eye of the Little Yellow God
    16. Time You Old Gypsyman
    17. Mattie
  • Man for Galway — Track List:
    1. Mattie
    2. Sweet Ballyvaughan
    3. Lilia's Crush/The Humours of Aine
    4. John O'Dreams
    5. Side by Side
    6. Isle of Inisfree
    7. The Rising of the Moon
    8. One Starry Night
    9. The Man for Galway
    10. Wild Mountain Thyme
    11. Cap & Bells
    12. Marian's Song
    13. Skin the Goat
    14. Cry of the Dreamer

  • Notes
    • Sean Tyrrell's fourth solo CD is a curious hybrid — with seven new and ten previously released tracks, it's neither an entirely new album nor a compilation per se.
    • 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.

  • Musicians
    • Sean Tyrrell: Vocals, Guitar, Mandocello, Mandobass, Banjo & Mandola
    • Brendan Mulligan: Harmonica & Jew's Harp
    • Liam Lewis: Fiddle
    • Josephine Marsh & Johnny Mullins: Accordion
    • Johnny Mulhern, Shane Holden & Stephen Flaherty: Guitar
    • Jimmy Cubbard & Padraig Stevens: Percussion
    • Fergus Feely: Mandola
    • Steve Hanks: Sax
    • Mick Mc Nally & Colin Boland: Keyboards
    • Aine Tyrrell & Ruth Dillon: Backing Vocals
    • Davy Spillane: Whistle & Uilleann Pipes
    • Paul O'Driscolll: Bass
    • Paul Dooley: Harp
    • John Moloney & Robbie Walsh: Bodhrán
    • Clare Sawtell: Cello
  • Credits
    • Recorded in Sullane Studio, Seán Tyrrell's home in Burren, Burrenstone Studio and Harmony Row Studio.

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Message of Peace
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  • Message of Peace
    • 2009 - Longwalk LMCD 006 CD

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  • Disc One:
    1. The Rainbows Treasure
    2. Message of Peace
    3. Famine, Rebellion, Sold Out.
    4. The Woman Cried
    5. Trial & Penal Servitude
    6. Reading Gaol
    7. Concert On A Convict Ship
    8. Angels Whisper
    9. O'Reilly's Xmas
    10. The WildGoose & Their Beloved Cockney
    11. Rising of the Moon
    12. Australian Love Affair & Escape
    13. Game Over
    14. O'Reilly's Last Sight of Ireland
    15. The Cry of The Dreamer
    16. You Cannot Unite
    17. Song for the 12th of July
  • Disc Two:
    1. Catalpa the Great Escape
    2. Wanton Abandon
    3. John Boyle O'Reilly
    4. Dead Kings
    5. The War to End All War
    6. The Lament for Thomas McDonagh
    7. O'Reilly the Civil Activist
    8. The Trapper — Blowin' In the Wind
    9. Killed By Friendly Fire
    10. Bad Luck to the Marching
    11. The Ire of the Suffragettes
    12. Cherish the Ladies
    13. An Honest Co-operation An Honest Pact
    14. Wee Morroccan
    15. Mahatma, Our Chief Joseph, Our King
    16. Working Class Hero
    17. JBOR, JFK, MLK, Infinity Life & Farewell

  • Musicians
    • Seán Tyrrell: Spoken Word, Vocals, Mandola, Mandocello, Banjo & Guitar
    • Colin Boland: Keyboards & Organ
    • Johnny Mulhern: Guitar & Sazz
    • Kevin Duffy: Mandobass
    • Fergus Feely: Mandola
    • Johnny Mullins: Guitar

  • Notes
    • The story of John Boyle O'Reilly, in spoken word & song, takes us into and out of Irish politics, the good & bad of America and the history of the Irish.

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And So The Story Goes
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  • And So The Story Goes
    • 2011 - Cló Iar-Chonnacht CICD 185 CD
      • Tyrrell, Glackin & Browne

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  • Track List:
    1. The Hunt/Dunphy's Hornpipe (Set Dance & Hornpipe)
    2. The Skies o'er Ballyroan (Song)
    3. Micho Russell's Jigs (Jig)
    4. Dan O'Hara (Song)
    5. The Old Grey Goose (Jig)
    6. The Cat that Kittled in Jamie's Wig/The Errigal Reel/The Black Mare of Fanad (Highland & Reels)
    7. The Quaker's Meeting (Song)
    8. Paddy's Rambles through the Park (Air)
    9. Cronin's Jigs (Jig)
    10. The Man for Galway/The Rambling Pitchfork (Song & Jig)
    11. An Gasúr Mór/The Glen Road to Carrick (Hornpipe & Reels)
    12. An Phis Fhliuch (Slip Jig
    13. The Cap and Bells/The Frost is all Over (Song & Jig)
    14. The Old Bush/My Love is in America/Trim the Velvet (Reels)
    15. Mickey Free/The Mountain Road (Song & Reel)

  • Musicians
    • Kevin Glackin: Fiddle
    • Ronan Browne: Uilleann Pipes, Flutes & Whistles
    • Seán Tyrrell: Vocals, Mandocello & Guitar
    • Fergus Feely: Mandola [Tracks: 2, 10, 13]
    • Paul O'Driscoll: Double Bass [Tracks: 1, 4, 6-9, 11, 14-15]
    • Jimmy Fitzgerald: Guitar [Tracks: 1, 3-9, 11, 14-15]

Album Notes

Close friends for many decades, Seán, Kevin and Ronan have toured and played socially since the early 1980s. Years of pressure from fans and friends have at last led to them making this recording of songs and tunes.

Unsurprisingly, this CD (and so the story goes…) is true to their concert performances — a comfortable balance of gentle and wild pieces, never suffering from that immobilising modern ailment, over-production; just warm, friendly music and song. The tracks are rounded out beautifully by the delicately responsive accompaniment of three fine musicians, Fergus Feeley on mandola, Jimmy Fitzgerald on guitar and Paul O'Driscoll on double bass.

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Walker of the Snow
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  • Walker of the Snow
    • 2012 - Longwalk LMC D007 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. The Sad Gypsy (Gerry Goffin/Barr Man)
    2. Reading Gaol (Oscar Wilde/Seán Tyrrell)
    3. Sammy's Bar (Cyril Tawney)
    4. She Moves (Trad/Arr. Seán Tyrrell)
    5. Old Man And The Flower (Callinan/ Seán Tyrrell)
    6. Hung Out To Dry (Connie O'Halloran/Seán Tyrrell)
    7. Phil The Fluter (Trad/Arr. Seán Tyrrell)
    8. You Are My Sunshine (Mitchell/Davis)
    9. Walker Of The Snow (Charles Shanley/Tyrrell)
    10. Seal Tamaill ar Strae (Batt O'Connor)
    11. The Derry Air (Trad/Arr. Seán Tyrrell)
    12. On Top Of Old Smokey (Trad/Arr Sean Tyrrell)
    13. Working Class Hero (John Lennon)
    14. Raggad In Paris (Seán Tyrrell)
    15. The Black Hole (Seán Tyrrell)
    16. Can't Help But wonder Where I'm Bound (Tom Paxton)

  • Musicians
    • Sean Tyrrell: Singer, Mandocello, Mandola, Guitar, Banjo & Mandolin
    • Fergus Feely: Mandola & B/vocals
    • Colin Boland: Keyboards, Organ, Bass, Guitar, Timpani & Piano
    • Johnny Mullen: Guitar, Accordion, Whistles & B/vocals
    • Tony Trundel: Fiddle, Slide & Gut Guitars & Percussion
    • Greg Boland: Guitars
    • Jimmy Cubbard: Percussion
    • Robbie Walshe: Bodhrán

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Live at Greenes
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  • Live at Greenes
    • 2013 - Longwalk LMCD008 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Jigs: The Brides Favourite, The Frost Is All Over, Fr. O'Flynn
    2. Reels: The Flowers of Edinburgh, Christmas Eve
    3. Set Dances: Jockey To and The Fair The Three Sea Captains
    4. Song: Sweet Ballyvaughan
    5. Reels: An Bóthar Fada agus Seán Benjis
    6. Jigs: The Connacht Mans Rambles and Rose In The Heather
    7. Marches: O'Donnell Abú and Boyne Water
    8. Set Dances: Madam Bonaparte agus An Sean Bhean Bhocht
    9. Song: Buttons and Bows
    10. Barndances: Round The Fairy Fort and The New Broom
    11. Reels: The Steam Packet agus Gan Ainm
    12. Hornpipes: Charlie Mulvihill's and Collum's
    13. Song: Bean tSléibhe Ag Caoineadh a Mic
    14. Waltzes: Favoured by The Aughrim Slopes
    15. Hornpipes: The Black Kerryman and Róisín Came With The Wren Boys
    16. Song: The Parting Glass

  • Musicians
    • Seán Tyrell: Vocals, Banjo, Mandola, Mandocello
    • Liam Lewis: Fiddle
    • Fergus Feely: Mandola, Vocals

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Moonlight on Galway Bay
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  • Moonlight on Galway Bay
    • 2014 - Longwalk LMCD009 CD

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  • Track List
    1. Galway Bay
    2. Come Back Paddy Reilly
    3. Ballroom Of Broken Dreams
    4. Carrickfergus
    5. Down By The Glenside
    6. Boolavogue/Kelly The Boy From KiMane
    7. I'll take you Home Again Kathleen
    8. Side By Side
    9. The Mountains Of Mourne
    10. Isle Of Inishfree
    11. The Black Velvet Band
    12. Noreen Bawn
    13. The Coast Of Malabar
    14. The Wild Colonial Boy
    15. Danny Boy
    16. The Moonshiner
    17. Dan O'Hara
    18. The Star of the County Down

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