There is something gentle and reassuring about the music of Paul Tiernan. It reminds you that you don’t need walls of electronic noise or an orchestra to make a good song. Sometimes quirky lyrics and soft guitar is enough. With an album on the horizon and a date in the Odessa club, see what you think of the offerings below on youtube!
PAUL TIERNAN releases new album ‘The Mystery of Others’on April 15th
Concert dates in Dublin, Tipperary & Cork April 16th-30th
Thursday, 30th April: The Odessa Club – Tickets €10
French based Cork native PAUL TIERNAN will release his new album ‘The Mystery of Others’ on April 15th. The album will be launched in Ireland with tour dates starting April 16th in Coughlans Cork City followed by gigs in Co Tipperary, 3 more around county Cork and a Dublin album launch on 30th April at Odessa. The album is available from gigs & from www.paultiernan.com.
Paul outlines the title and the theme behind the new album “The Mystery of Others explains how fascinated I am about how people act, react and interact in such mysterious ways. The songs reflect to some extent where I am in my life and what I feel about the cyclical nature of our lives …love, God, death”.
On tour, Paul will be accompanied by a tiny orchestra of one, long time collaborator Marja Gaynor on fiddle, melodica & concertina. Both Marja & Paul are well known to Irish audiences through their work & performances with the legendary ‘Interference’ and Fergus O’Farrell. Marja was also a founder member of the Swell Season with Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova.
Paul describes the new direction he has taken with ‘The Mystery of Others’, his 7th album “I wanted to take a new path away from the acoustic guitar, singer-songwriter world I have inhabited and find somewhere more fantastical, less confessional. I could record intimate, dreamy albums forever but to stray from the easy path and enter new terrain is an exciting, fantastic challenge. This meant playing and using instruments I was less familiar with like the piano and even drums. I wanted this album to have a grimy, vaudeville flavour rather than the well trodden path of lovelorn, bitter sweetness that my previous albums have followed”.
Thursday, April 16th: Couglans Live, 7 Douglas Street, Cork City – Doors 8.30 pm Tickets 10 euro Bookings: 021 496 1751
Friday, Apri 17th: Tea Room Sessions, Carrick on Suir – Doors: 8pm Tickets 15 euro at door brewerylanetheatre.com
Thursday, April 23rd De Barras, Clonakilty, Co. Cork – Doors 8.30 pm Tickets 10 euros Bookings: 023 8833381 debarra.ie
Friday, 24th April : The Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork – Doors 7.30 pm Tickets 12 euros Booking: 021 4813790 siriusartscentre.ie
Sunday, 26th April: Grove House, Schull, West Cork – Doors 7.30pm Tickets 15 euro Booking: 028 28067 groveshouseschull.com
Thursday, 30th April: The Odessa Club, 14 Dame St, Dublin 2 – Doors 8.30pm Ticket price: 10 euros Booking: 01 6703080 odessa.ie