Sean Tyrrell opens the fall 2009 Gaelic roots series with "Message of Peace: Songs and Poetry of John Boyle O’Reilly, 1844-1890" on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 at 4:00pm in Connolly House. This event is free and open to the public.
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Sean Tyrrell traces the journey of poet, journalist, and author John Boyle O'Reilly through famine, revolution, Fenianism, and penal servitude. Surrounded by music all his life, Sean Tyrrell comes from a family immersed in the musical traditions of his native Galway. During the 1960s he performed in the city's premier folk club, the Folk Castle, honing his vocal and instrumental skills while rubbing shoulders with a host of celebrated artists who performed there. Sean has toured Ireland, England, Europe, America and Australia with such artists as Kevin Glackin and Ronan Brown; Davy Spillane; Three for the Ditch (Sean, Frankie Lane, and comedian Jack Lynch); Paddy Keenan; poet Mary O'Malley; and Tommy Peoples. His CDs include Message of Peace (2009), The Orchard (2006), Rising Tide (2006), The Cry of a Dreamer (1995), and Belladonna (2006).
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