Larry Beau Music video and album launch
Venue: The Gonzo Theatre
“A starry-eyed amalgam of Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and a wandering Irsh Minstrel.
Shivers up the spine are guaranteed.”
LARRY BEAU Celebrates 3rd Album release
A Dandy Folk Opera called: WILLIAM THE BRAVE
Larry Beau set to launch new album and locally made music video at the Gonzo theatre.
Written and composed in the Shell Cottage at Carton House during a six months residency curated by the Mallaghan Family. The Shell Cottage has previously been creative home to Marian Faithful, Peter Sellers and Julie Andrews.
The album features 10 songs from the Opera- a mixture of hymns, operatic choruses and cowboys laments. The tale follows the journey of a vain young dandy through the haunted valley of Komeo during one winters night at the turn of the century. Along the way he meets four characters both good and evil: A blind beggar, an old women, a shepherd and an alchemist. With it’s magic themes and archetypes from mythology. Featuring Cavan'a musical maestros: Peter Sheridan and Cormac Mc Cann
The setting for the music video was on the enchanted shores of Lough Oughter, at Trinity Island Killeshandra. Directed by Longford native Siobhan Cassidy, assisted by Cavan based artists Sally O Dowd (Art department), and Siobhan Harton (Costume and Make up department). Film work was completed by Cavan's up and coming camera man, Padraig Connaughty. The making of the video was hugely supported by Family and friends of the crew.
LARRY BEAU is a Galway born singer/songwriter, composer and story collector. He began as resident musician with San Francisco's Omnicircus after a stint in performance school at Berkeley in 2001. From there he developed his new identity as a modern- day Irish Minstrel inspired by twelve months’ story collecting on the Dingle Peninsula in 2002. Since then he has travelled with his folk –opera show to New York, Hollywood, Edinburgh, Florence and Berlin's travelling vintage tavern -Spiegeltent. Beau's debut album Peepshow Stars ( 2005 L.B), introduced his world of euthanasia, tragedy, lost love and fantasy. His hybrid musical style and dramatic vocal approach has garnered comparisons to, Dylan, Kate Bush, Paul McCartney, Antony and the Johnsons, Odetta and Ennio Moricone.
An annual performer with the Dublin Fringe Festival, he has performed at the Flat Lake Festival, The Electric Picnic and live on TV3 and TG4 . RTE Radio 1 featured his Oscar Wilde Tribute song ‘Dandy Blues’ in association with Fringe Festival 2009 http://www.rte.ie/arts/2008/0919/onthefringe.html. His lyrics have been published in literary magazine– The Stinging Fly. His second album : I Dream of Tiger Rose was released last year with 3 short music-movies, one of which was directed by Oscar nominee- Daniel O Hara.