Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems In Musical Adaptations
 
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 O’Leary has done what I never thought I would hear: a wonderfully new, electrically charged version of the poet dearest to the heart of many of us.
 O'Leary has been compared to Dylan and Johnny Cash. His eclectic sound incorporates chants and hymn-like compositions.
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 ‘The Alchemist’ is a unique achievement. No lover of poetry, no lover of Hopkins, no one with a splash of nature mysticism in their veins, and certainly no Christian should be without this deeply-moving and inspirational album.

 Has the composer been guided by the spirit of Hopkins himself? It seems so. I’ve been listening to these CD's with a fanatical obsession!

 Beautiful renditions of Hopkins's poems that can strike like
lightnings to the heart's core.
Jerome Bump

 Sean's music is completely sympathetic to the complex rhythms of Hopkins' poetry. Musically, if you like Dylan, Bruce Cockburn, Johnny Cash, you'd be likely to fall in love with O'Leary too.

 Sean O'Leary has taken several giant strides towards making Gerard's work accessible to new generations.
 I heard aspects of his art that I'd not previously registered.
Christopher Ricks
 O'Leary has brought the spirit of these poems alive and found the hidden song within.
 This is music that heals the heart.
 I loved these songs.
 To die for -- really, and that's putting it mildly.
 An exciting project that makes accessible the poetry of Hopkins in a contemporary musical style. O'Leary reveals something profound of his own soul too. I strongly recommend this album for its message and its challenge.
Fr. Andrzej Marszewski MSFS