We Want Spring! 2014 blog
"The Heart Wants What It Wants - Or Else It Does Not Care"...
- Emily Dickinson
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The globe upon which we all find ourselves upon is still spinning celestially and one thing is for sure, we are ALL in this together….
As we here enter another cosmic revolution there is so much we are thankful for. We have sung our hearts out for so many people all over this country and beyond. Please read on to find a glimpse of what we've been up to..
Together In Faith… Upcoming gig: Celtic Soul Experience Workshop & Concert, St. Louis, MO, March 7th & 8th 2014
We are being hosted by The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to perform a day long workshop with the mighty speaker and inspirational author Kimberley Schneider on March 8th. We are being hosted for a concert on the night before too on March 7th. Really looking forward to this and honored to work with the sisters and Kimberly. Please come along for your jollification and delight…
Our new album…Filleadh:Echoes of Ancient Ireland & Around The World
Filleadh means to go out, but also to come back. It implies a retracing of a path already walked, a return. Since moving to America at the start of 2012, we have been challenged and inspired to return to our heritage, and to come back to the story and music that brought us to where we are today.
We recorded Filleadh in January 2013 in Glenstal Abbey, County Limerick. This place has been a second home to us throughout our lives. As kids we ran around the castle grounds; later we both attended the Glenstal boarding school for six years...Our parents recorded three albums with the Glenstal monks in the 1980’s that mixed Gregorian chant and other ancient hymns with Irish traditional song.Filleadh, this our first album of acapella sacred song does much the same, almost thirty years later...
Concert at Ballymaloe House with our dad Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin!
Our father the eminent composer, musicologist, and pianist!
We were in Ireland for Christmas week and did an evening performance at Ballymaloe's world class Grainstore Theatre. The Allen family run Ballymaloe House, and it has been the culinary center for traditional Irish cuisine.
It was our second time performing at Ballymaloe with our father, the Irish composer and virtuoso pianist, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin. This was a rare appearance with our father and, if we may be so bold, we took the house down. A variety of music and lots of fun. Great gig for the whole family too!
Our performances with David Whyte
We performed with the stellar poet David Whyte several times in 2013, we travelled to Ireland in July to accompany his annual walking tour of The Burren, and we accompanied his trip to Tuscany too once again in August. we will accompany him on both tours again in summer 2014! Recently we performed with him at his weekend retreat on Bainbridge Island, Seattle, at Kripalu Yoga centre in the Berkeshires, MA. We just got back from his weekend at Asilomar in California too in mid January!
We are so inspired by Davids speaking and his sense of mischief and wonder. Our apprenticeship with him these past years has been so fruitful for us on so many levels. Here's to many more years of learning from the best…Fair play to you David Whyte.
Our trip to Australia for more Indoor Garden Party's
Mr. Crowe in the forthcoming, resoundingly epic movie, 'NOAH'.
Well, Mr. Crowe rounded up the troops once again for 4 concerts in the picturesque Australian town of Coffs Harbour, six hour drive north of Sydney. We have hung out with Russell several times during this year as he has been in and out of NYC shooting movies like a man possessed! Watch out for Russell as he stars in the edgy biblical epic NOAH coming out in 2014!
Look out for us in Winters Tale movie!
Owen and Moley appear as henchmen to Russell Crowes demonic 'Pearly Soames' character in the magical 'Winters Tale' movie coming out on Valentines day 2014 in the USA (Feb 21st in Europe!).
Colin Farrell plays the hero and Will Smith plays Lucifer himself! Good thing Owen & Moley found time to battle rap and beatbox with Will Smith during an evening encounter on set of the movie last year. Word on the street is Will Smith got served, but this rumor is unconfirmed ;)
The movie Winters Tale is set in NYC in 1916 and the present day. So Colin Farrell does a bit of time traveling somewhere along the way and there is a flying white horse too, as well as Russell Crowe doing a hardcore Irish accent…so its an all round must see.
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There you have it, Short and Sweet! Just like life!
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Owen & Micheal P O Suilleabhain
Owen & Micheal P O Suilleabhain