conor mulroy

/Bio

Conor Mulroy is a composer whose style covers a wide range of musical influences. He founded his own label Melmac Records in 2015 through which he has released 11 albums. He has a master’s degree in music composition and is currently pursuing a doctorate in music composition at the University of Northern Colorado. As a composer, he writes music that draws inspiration from a variety of genres. As a performer, he plays electric, classical, and acoustic guitar, mandolin, and banjo.

/New CD's

Conor Mulroy and Michael Feingold

Echoes from a Fading Clocktower Suite

 

In April of 2020 Conor Mulroy and Michael Feingold collaborated to create the album Echoes from A Fading Clocktower.  Conor sketched out the music on his piano in Colorado, then created MIDI versions which he sent to Michael in Western Massachusetts.  Michael used the MIDI piano reductions to orchestrate the pieces, creating an organic sounding album. Sketches started being created in late March of 2020, while waiting for the approaching pandemic. Michael’s thoughtful arrangements make it hard to believe that sending the music electronically across the country was part of the creative process.

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  1. The Silent Groves Passing by the Stream
  2. A Distant Orchard
  3. Three Pounds of Flax
  4. The Stone Bridge Flowing Over the Water
  5. Surrounded by Mountains Are We Here
  6. The Stoic Mockingbird
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/Discography

Release Date: 2020 Genre: Singer/Songwriter

  1. Shadows Slowly Moving Over the Stone Steps
  2. The Moon's Reflection Under the Water

 

Release Date: 2019 Genre: Singer/Songwriter

  1. Pump Yo Nickels
  2. Smell the Loaf
  3. The Improvisationalists
  4. Don't Drink and Dub
  5. The Dough Also Rises

 

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Release Date: 2019 Genre: Singer/Songwriter

  1. The Inishmere Set
  2. Sawmill's Bluff Part I
  3. Sawmill's Bluff Part II
  4. Sawmill's Bluff Part III
  5. Thacher's Island Part I
  6. Thacher's Island Part II
  7. Thacher's Island Part III
  8. Temple Basin
  9. Mystic River Suite Part I
  10. Mystic River Suite Part II
  11. Mystic River Suite Part III
  12. Mystic River Suite Part IV
  13. Mystic River Suite Part V
  14. Too Hard for to Fly
Release Date: 2017 Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Release Date: 2017 Genre: Singer/Songwriter

  1. So Long Kayley
  2. My Sentence Sent Me off to Sea
  3. Time Left Behind
  4. Medieval Suite, Pt. 1
  5. Cat's Song
  6. I Won't Know the Difference Anyhow
  7. Medieval Suite, Pt. 2
  8. A Postcard from Finnegans Lane
  9. All the People Lost and Gone
  10. Medieval Suite, Pt.3
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Release Date: 2016 Genre: Bluegrass

  1. The Stranded Aviator Movement 1
  2. The Stranded Aviator Movement 2
  3. The Stranded Aviator Movement 3
  4. Old Speck
  5. Weighted Up
  6. Broken River
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Release Date: 2015 Genre: Singer/Songwriter

  1. Old Country Road
  2. In Winter's Wind
  3. The Distant Tower
  4. Brown's Island
  5. Norwegian Eyes
  6. End of the Line
  7. Struttin' to Some Granola
  8. The Last Circus Act
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Release Date: 2014 Genre: Bluegrass

  1. 5 Tone Reel
  2. Tenant's Harbor
  3. Taylor's Ridge
  4. Foxfire Movement 1, Pt. 1
  5. Foxfire Movement 1, Pt. 2
  6. Foxfire Movement 1, Pt. 3
  7. Foxfire Movement 1, Pt. 4
  8. Foxfire Movement 1, Pt. 5
  9. Foxfire Movement 2, Pt. 1
  10. Foxfire Movement 2, Pt. 2
  11. Foxfire Movement 2, Pt. 3
  12. Foxfire Movement 2, Pt. 4
  13. Foxfire Movement 2, Pt. 5
  14. Foxfire Movement 2, Pt. 6
  15. Foxfire Movement 2, Pt. 7
  16. Foxfire Movement 2, Pt. 8
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Release Date: 2011 Genre: Singer Songwriter

  1. The Forgotten Race
  2. Back, But At What Cost
  3. Back Into Grey
  4. The Troubled Gates
  5. The Undwinding Path
  6. Through the Sea
  7. The Unseen View
  8. Skies of Green
  9. Song Based On William Carpenter Painting
  10. Weighted Up
  11. The Sand Beneath the Wind
  12. Blackburn's Tale
  13. The Forgotten Reace (Demo)
  14. Through the Sea (Demo)
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Release Date: 2010 Genre: Metal Tracks

  1. Prelude to the Glass Ocean
  2. Metal Thirst I
  3. Metal Thirst II
  4. Metal Thirst III
  5. Metal Thirst IV
  6. Metal Thirst V
  7. Metal Thirst VI
  8. Metal Thirst VII
  9. Metal Thirst VIII
  10. Metal Thirst IX
  11. Metal Thirst X
  12. The Glass Ocean
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Release Date: 2010 Genre: Bluegrass

  1. Salinger Movement 1
  2. Salinger Movement 2
  3. Salinger Movement 3
  4. Sleeping Indian Part 1
  5. Sleeping Indian Part 2
  6. The Conductor's Dispatch

/Works and Scores

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The Stranded Aviator

(2016) - 30:00
For banjo, hammered dulcimer, violin, cello, tenor guitar, steel string guitar,and bodhran. Published by Melmac Records

The Last Circus Act

(2015) - 24:00
For vocals (tenor and soprano), guitars, banjo, mandolin, dobro, electric bass, piano, keyboards, and percussion. Published by Melmac Records

The Czar's Reign

(2014) - 18:00
For chamber orchestra.

Foxfire

(2013) - 40:00
For mandolin, marimba, violin, steel string guitar, and double bass. Published by Melmac Records

The Unwinding Path

(2012) - 45:00
For vocals (tenor and soprano), guitars, mandolin, banjo, piano, organ, clarinet, alto saxophone, double bass, drum set, and percussion. Published by Melmac Records

The Fringe Suite

(2012) - 25:35
For soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone, electric mandolin, electric guitar, piano, double bass, and drum set.

The Absent Silence

(2010) - 14:00
For Electic Guitar.

The Glass Ocean

(2010) - 57:00
For 10 electric guitars, steel string guitars, nylon string guitars, electric bass, drum set, vibraphone, and percussion. Published by Melmac Records.

The Sleeping Indian

(2008) - 20:00
For nylon string guitar. Published by Melmac Records

Salinger

(2008) - 28:00
For mandolin, violin, steel string guitar, and double bass. Published by Melmac Records

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/Reviews

The disc The Glass Ocean blew me away so I’m going out on a limb here because I think its that good! Accompanied by bassist Jordan Alegant and drummer Ches Smith, Conor Mulroy created this near 57 minute instrumental composition – The Glass Ocean. Like an ocean, this one continuous piece ebbs and flows melding introspective folk-like acoustic parts with searing electric passages that take on a metallic energy. As I listen I’m reminded of a variety of sources of musical inspiration: Mike Oldfield, John Fahey, Gordian Knot, The Punch Brothers, and even Philip Glass. While this is not Mulroy’s first release its clear that he is a talent to be watched. I think you will find this mesmerizing. Highly recommended.

– Ken Golden, The Laser’s Edge –

On Salinger the playing is spotless; lead by Mulroy on mandolin, nylon-string guitar, and piano, guitarist John McGann (so impressive as one of the Wayfaring Strangers), Crooked Still’s double bassist Corey DiMario, and Grand National Fiddle Champion Tristan Clarridge. They play well as an ensemble, and ensemble is what this is all about. There’s little in the way of solos or improvising here, the unaccompanied elements more like thoughtful cadenzas in nature rather than lengthy flights of fancy. Repeated listening reveals plenty of musical substance.

– DR, Bluegrass Unlimited –

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