Owen & Moley Ó Súilleabháin
Owen and Mícheál ‘Moley’ Ó Súilleabháin are two brothers from one of Ireland’s most esteemed musical and artistic families. Singers, storytellers, poets; their beautiful harmonies, 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 Michael 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.
Owen and Moley’s talents have caught the attention of some of the greats in world of performance and the arts. They count luminaries such as Steven Spielberg, Russell Crowe, poet laureate Billy Collins and violinist Nigel Kennedy as their fans, and have shared the stage with The Chieftains, Hugh Jackman, Bobby McFerrin, Sinead O’Connor, Riverdance composer Bill Whelan, and Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea).
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“I am a huge fan of Owen & Mícheál. From the unique mastery of their harmonies to the streetwise intellect of their humor. Unique, unadorned, awesome.”– Russell Crowe