conormulroy

/Bio

Conor Mulroy is a composer and multi-instrumentalist whose style covers a wide range of musical influences. He owns his own record label, through which he has published and released 7 records in genres that include bluegrass, classical, metal, jazz, and singer/songwriter. He has a master’s degree in music composition, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in music composition at the University of Northern Colorado. Throughout his career he has worked with other labels and media companies to promote his music and has toured throughout the United States with other artists as well as a solo act. In addition to performing he has also spent a lot of time writing music that ranges from pieces for solo instruments to music arranged for symphony orchestras.

/New CD's

Mystic River

Mystic River is the album created by Conor Mulroy, writing specifically for himself on guitar, Natalie Padilla on fiddle, Tristan Clarridge on cello, and Simon Chrisman on hammered dulcimer. When the compositions were sketched out he and Natalie spent 4 months arranging the material. After sending the music to Tristan and Simon, the two drove to Colorado from Washington, with their parts worked out. This led to a short lived studio session where all the musicians collaborated and shaped the music together to create an exciting live record of new acoustic music.

  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
conor-album

/Discography

Genre: Country: Bluegrass
Release Date: 2016

Genre: Country: Bluegrass
Release Date: 2016

Genre: Folk Singer/Songwriter
Release Date: 2015

Genre: Country: Bluegrass
Release Date: 2011

Genre: Folk Singer/Songwriter
Release Date: 2011

Genre: Metal/Punk Thrash/Speed Metal
Release Date: 2010

Genre: Country: Bluegrass
Release Date: 2008

/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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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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