The show, the first concert of the university's 2012-13 Traditional Irish Music Series, will consist of poetry set to music. The concert is sponsored by the school's English Department, and the series is sponsored by the university's Center for Irish Cultural Studies, according to a news release.
A native of Ireland, Tyrrell has been performing since the 1960s. He emigrated to New York in 1968 and toured what he calls "the corned beef-and-cabbage circuit Irish-American bars" with his friend Jack Geary, known together as the Freedom Folk. He returned to Ireland in the late 1970s and took on a variety of jobs while honing his musical skills, the release states.
Today, Tyrrell, having toured Ireland, England, Europe, America and Australia, regularly tours both as a solo act and with a supporting band of various sizes.
Admission is $10, and tickets will be available at the door. To reserve tickets in advance, contact Dr. Gerald Reid at 203-371-7765 or email@example.com.