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Irish Family Talk About the Harmony of Singing Together

Internationally acclaimed Irish spiritual singer and theologian, Nóirín Ní  Riain, along with her two sons, Owen and Moley Ó Súilleabháin, will be in Houston Wednesday evening (Oct. 21, 2015) for a performance at the University of St. Thomas’ William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies.  It will be a mixture of Celtic music, Irish sean-nós […]

Internationally acclaimed Irish spiritual singer and theologian, Nóirín Ní  Riain, along with her two sons, Owen and Moley Ó Súilleabháin, will be in Houston Wednesday evening (Oct. 21, 2015) for a performance at the University of St. Thomas’ William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies

It will be a mixture of Celtic music, Irish sean-nós tradition and Gregorian chant. The family has been singing together their whole lives and has collaborated with Sinead O’ Conner and Russell Crowe.

In advance of the performance, they sat down in their studio in New York to talk with Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin. They talked about their musical journey which began with Noirins’ musical upbringing.

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