b. Galway, Ireland. Sean Tyrrell sings and plays the guitar, mandocello and banjo, and first became known in Ireland as the composer of a musical interpretation of Brian Merrimanâ€™s satire on eighteenth-century sexuality, The Midnight Court. It revealed both Tyrrellâ€™s affection for poetry and his ability to adapt such literary sources into a vibrant musical framework. His own material was drawn from the neglected traditions of writers and poets including Johnny Mulhern, David Callinan, John Boyle Oâ€™Reilly and Louis MacNiece. His debut album also included a piece from nineteenth-century Presbyterian John Frazier. The material was gathered over a 20-year period and performed intermittently during that time, animating material by Mulhern such as â€˜Demolition Manâ€™ or Callinanâ€™s â€˜House Of Delightâ€™. A line from Boyle Oâ€™Reillyâ€™s poem â€˜Trilogyâ€™ gave the album its title. Also included was â€˜Blue Green Bangleâ€™, featured on Sean Keaneâ€™s All Heart No Roses album. The dynamism of the collection owed much to the participation of established musicians such as Davey Spillane, Mairtin Oâ€™Connor and Greg Boland.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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