St. Brigid's Day
|“The celebrations will be a blessing of love, peace, and harmony in all that we say and all that we hear over the coming year!” - Nóirín Ní Riain|
with Nóirín Ní Riain and Eoin (Owen) and Moley Ó Súilleabháin
"The Happy Heart is True"
An exploration of the Irish psyche in song and story on the festival of St. Brigid. Event will include presentations and music by Nóirín Ní Riain and her sons Eoin (Owen) and Moley ÓSúilleabháin of Size2shoes.
Listen to Nóirín, Eoin, and Moley singing "Song for Jerusalem" from their album A.M.E.N.
WHEN: Friday, February 1, 6:30-8:30pm
COST: $35.00 (or $100.00 for all three events)
Winter Morning Reflection on Candlemas:
A great feast of Mary (Muire na nGael-Mary of the Irish)
An exploration in music, song and story of the feminine psyche. Event will include presentations and music by Nóirín Ní Riain and her sons Eoin (Owen) and Moley ÓSúilleabháin of Size2shoes.
WHEN: Saturday, February 2, 9:30-1:00pm
COST: $45.00, includes lunch (or $100.00 for all three events)
Evening Festival of Irish music and dance celebrating St. Blaise - patron saint of the voice and throat
A trinity of Celtic wisdom voices, young and old come and celebrate and learn some new steps Fallaí Luimní or The Walls of Limerick. Lots of Celtic craic! Event will include presentations and music by Nóirín Ní Riain and her sons Eoin (Owen) and Moley ÓSúilleabháin of Size2shoes.
WHEN: Saturday, February 2, 6:30-8:30pm
COST: $35.00 (children 13 and under free, need to be accompanied by an adult (or $100.00 for all three events)
Nóirín, Owen, and Moley will be at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 3, for the 9:00am Sacred Journey service. At 11:00am, they will perform a concert of music and poetry. More information...
“Nóirín Ní Riain has the voice of a Byzantine angel. She is surely the High Priestess of Gregorian Chant."
- Anjelica Huston (Actress and Film Producer)
Nóirín Ní Riain is an Irish singer, writer, teacher, theologian and authority on Gregorian Chant. She sings spiritual songs and Celtic music, Sean-nós and Indian songs. Nóirín Ní Riain is rooted in the traditions of Ireland. Born in Caherconlish in County Limerick, Nóirín studied music at University College, Cork. Subsequent research on traditional religious song in Irish provided Nóirín with the inspiration for recordings with the Benedictine monks of Glenstal Abbey, as well as books, articles and recordings on women's songs and the religious song tradition in Ireland. Her kinship with India led her to record, Celtic Soul, which is imbued with Indian influences. Nóirín performs world wide often in association with international peace efforts. Visit www.theosony.com
“Nóirín's sophisticated understanding of the ancient ritual songs from Irish and
other cultures connects us all with the Divine.” - Lynne Franks (Author/Entrepreneur)
Size2Shoes, acoustic Irish pop band of Eoin (Owen) and Moley Ó Súilleabháin, are sons of esteemed Irish musicians Nóirín Ní Riain and Mícheál ó Súilleabháin. The brothers sing and play different types of music, from traditional Irish and spiritual song to ultra-modern original pop songs. The immense musical heritage of the ó Súilleabháin brothers shines in the power of their musicianship and ability to weave stories in song. They have performed with Russell Crowe, Sinead O’Connor, Bobby McFerrin, and violinist Nigel Kennedy. Director Steven Spielberg cast them to sing in his 2012 movie "War Horse." Visit: www.size2shoes.com