“Norwegian feminine gothic folk with progressive elements “.
Tirill is, for many progressive rock enthusiasts, known as violinist in the early years of the Norwegian progressive rock group White Willow.
In December 2003 she released her first solo album “A Dance with the Shadows” through Michael Piper’s label The Wild Places, just a few months after Linda Perhacs’ legendary “Parallelograms” remastered.
The album was well received, thanks to Piper’s love and enthusiasmfor this album.
During the years that followed, Tirill wrote songs for a second album, with lyrics by Nobel awarded poet W.B.Yeats. When Michael Piper sadly died in 2008, Tirill decided to start her own label, FairyMusic, for future releases: October 20th 2011 she released “Tales from Tranquil August Gardens” (Norwegian re-release of the debut album on CD and vinyl) and “Nine and Fifty Swans” (music to the poetry of W.B. Yeats). She working on her 3rd solo album these days, as well as contributing on the poetic rock band Autumn Whispers’ releases.
Tirill’s music contains elements from the singer songwriter tradition of the 70s, folk, progressive rock, classic and medieval music, and some modern infusions that give this music its particular sound. In earlier reviews, the music has been categorized as “Norwegian feminine gothic folk with progressive elements “. Her musicians have a wide range of musical backgrounds that stretch from jazz and improvisational music, via folk and archaic music to classic, pop and electronica.
Tirill has studied arranging, guitar and percussion at Nordic Institute of Stage and Studio.
Her albums are available from(physically) and digitally from any download store.
Tales From Tranquil August Gardens Band line up :
Tirill: vocals, keyboards, nylon string guitar, percussion, recorder.
Ketil Vestrum Einarsen: flute.
Helge Andreas Norbakken: percussion.
Nils Einar Vinjor: steel string guitar, electric guitar, bass.
Sigrun Eng: cello.
Odd Håkon Solbakken: vocals.
Øystein Vesaas: electric guitar, sounds, programming.
Espen Leite: accordion.
Morten Michelsen: clarinet.
Henning Sandsdalen: bass.
Sylvia Skjellestad: vocals.
Atle Rakvaag: bass.
Øyvind Fossheim: grand piano.
Edel Bjelde: additional vocals.
Dagfinn Koch: viola.
Peter Kristianson: violin.
Christos Sarakatsianos: bouzouki.
Baran Kurd: percussion.
Jan Tariq Rui-Rahman: vocals, bass and organ.
Sara Trondal: vocals.
Audun Kjus: flute.
Erik Holm: drums
1- Nights are Colder
2- Don’t dare to love you
3- Winter Roses
4- Junes Flowers
5- Dressed in Beauty
6- Heavy Heaves
8- Golds of Morning
9- It was Blue
11- When you Sleep
Nine and Fifty Swans Band line up :
Tirill: vocals, acoustic guitars, Mellotron, violin and percussion.
Audun Kjus: flutes.
Nils Herman Schultz: double bass.
Sigrun Eng: cello.
Nils Einar Vinjor: el. guitars, el. Bass
Øyvind Sørensen: percussion.
Dagfinn Hobæk. vocals.
Jan Tariq Rui-Rahman: piano.
Johanne Gallagher: Gaelic voices.
Nick Jones: violin.
Wandering Finn: spoken words
Kostas Stefanopoulos: backing vocals.
Tonje Ettesvoll: backing vocals
1- O do not love too long
2- The Cap and Bells
3- He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
4- To a Child Dancing in the Wind
6- The Fisherman/Carolan’s Ramble to Cashel
7- Before the World Was Made
8- The Song of Wandering Aengus
9- The Song of the Old Mother
10- The Wild Swans at Coole