SONG, STORY + POETRY
Owen + Moley
Owen and Mícheál ‘Moley’ Ó Súilleabháin are brothers from one of Ireland’s most esteemed musical and artistic families. Singers, storytellers, poets, their vocal harmony and stories of life experience, mixed with a wild sense of humor, make you feel at ease, in awe, and entirely entertained.
They draw from a huge repertoire spanning thousands of years, embodying Ireland in song: Ireland’s oldest tradition, Celtic sean nós; Medieval Gregorian Chant from the Monastic period; Irish folk songs in English and Gaelic; original inspirational pop-songs, and even human beatbox and Irish rap!
The brothers have recorded and performed around
the world with their mother, singer and theologian
Rev. Nóirín Ní Riain Ph.D., in a trio called AMEN.
Their late father, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, renowned musicologist, composer and pianist, brought traditional Irish music and culture to the world stage and founded the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, an internationally recognized center of excellence in the arts. The lads proudly continue their parents’ legacy - bringing authentic Irish culture to audiences the world over.
A tour by Owen & Moley with their mother Dr. Nóirín Ní Riain around Ireland's musical, poetic, and spiritual flow.
We share the poetry, story and song of the area as we strike out together, from megalithic stone circles and ancient sites of pilgrimage to the best of Irish music and art. Experience Irish traditional and contemporary expression with us, meet our dear friends and presenters who we deeply admire.
“Owen and Mícheál have inherited not only a depth of knowledge, but a stream of creative talent they have made their own. The have become one of Ireland’s most exciting and surprising creative artists, noticed and in demand in Ireland, the UK and the United States."
Poet and Philosopher
“I am a huge fan of Owen & Mícheál. From the unique mastery of their harmonies, to the streetwise intellect of their humours. Unique, unadorned, awesome."
“Here are blendings of chant, hymn, and instrumentation, so uplifting and mesmerizing they may bring your mind to a complete stop, which is a good thing if your thoughts are anything like some of mine."
Poet and US Poet Laureate