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Conor Mulroy is a composer who writes music by looking for new ways of combining musical styles, genres, and concepts - organizing his ideas into pieces that are electronically realized through a recording process or by composing pieces for performance. He has produced 15 records over the last ten years, creating compositions by producing live recording projects or by using a recording studio to realize his ideas. He writes concert music as well, using instrumentations ranging from pieces for solo guitar to works for symphony orchestras. As a performer and improviser he plays guitar, mandolin, and banjo.
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From the spring of 2019 to the summer of 2021, I composed 3 1/2 hours of music for the Obscured Constellations Project. I collected material from live recording sessions and created compositions by arranging the material into different versions of the same piece, lasting different lengths of time, ranging from one minute to one hour. I would like to thank all the engineers and musicians who contributed to this project, including Scott Vercoe, Jason Phelps, Josh “Slopey” Hurd, Arlene Siagian, Greg “Squidwerks” Heimbecker, Aaron Youngberg, Tristan Clarridge, Simon Chrisman, Andy Reiner, Courtney Hartman, Pete Meehan, and Todd Swingle.
Obscured Constellations
  1. Fourteen Red Suns
  2. Blue Desert Sands, Part I
  3. Blue Desert Sands, Part II
  4. The Orange Grasshopper Part I
  5. The Orange Grasshopper, Part II
  6. Obscured Constellations Phase II
  7. Obscured Constellations Phase III
  8. Obscured Constellations Phase IV
  9. The Blue Desert Sands Stretched
  10. The Orange Grasshopper Stretched



Release Date: 2020 Genre: Ambient/Classical

  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

Release Date: 2020 Genre: Ambient/Classical

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


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Release Date: 2019 Genre: Improvisational/Funk

  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: Acoustic

  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

Release Date: 2016 Genre: Acoustic

  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

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

Release Date: 2014 Genre: Acoustic/Classical

  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

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)

Release Date: 2010 Genre: Heavy Metal

  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

Release Date: 2010 Genre: Acoustic/Classical

  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


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.


(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


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



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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