Friday, September 20, 2013

CD Review: Sean Tyrrell's 'Walker Of The Snow'

Sean Tyrrell
Walker Of The Snow
The Vital Record

Irish folk music is alive and well with the voice and fingertips of Sean Tyrrell. Sean's poetic interplay between folk, pop, country, and soul on the mandocello, mandola, banjo, and tenor guitar, awakens the spirit with a contemplative, timeless, and enigmatic work. The anthemic songs contain a host of instrumental accompaniment on keyboards, piano, whistles, bodhran, Hammond organ, fiddle, slide guitar, and others. This is Irish roots music at its finest. There are eighteen songs in all with nearly one-hour-and-ten-minute running length. This is not jig music. This is rather intimate, pensive, emotive, and mournful music with a strong story backbone. Anyone with an interest in Irish folk music without dance or jig music will love Sean's latest release. ~ Matthew Forss

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