Seán Tyrrell. Photograph by Kevin Byrne.
Coinciding with the release of his latest album, Walker of the Snow, Galway singer- songwriter Seán Tyrrell is on a short tour.
Walker of the Snow has been more than five years in the making. Its title track is based on a poem by the nineteenth-century Dublin poet Charles Dawson Shanley, as Tyrrell describes it ‘a mesmerising, ghostly tale set in the Yukon’. There are also versions of Tom Paxton’s ‘Can’t help but wonder where I’m bound’, as well as ‘You are my sunshine’ and ‘She moves through the fair’. It was the imagery of Batt O’Connor’s ‘Seal tamall ar strae’ as well Seán’s love of the Irish language and his ongoing desire to improve his command of it that has brought this song to the album.
Having already played Derry, Belfast and Galway, the tour continues as follows:
7 June White Horse Ballincollig, Co. Cork
8 June Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin
9 June Clare Island, Co Mayo
17 June De Barras, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
14 July Inis Turk, Co. Mayo
9 August St Johns Art Centre, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Meanwhile, Tyrrell will be keeping up the long-standing session with Liam Lewis and Fergus Feely on Wednesdays and Fridays in Greene’s of Ballyvaughan throughout the summer. Lewis, Feely and Tyrrell have just completed a live CD in Greene’s which will come out sometime later in the year.
Published on 6 June 2012