Celtic Spirituality, Music and Poetry

Celtic Spirituality, Music and Poetry


Wed, Mar 17, 2021    
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Type

West Side Presbyterian Church welcomes the celebrated Irish duo, Mícheál and Owen Ó Súilleabháin, for a unique virtual experience on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, at 7:30 pm. Through singing, storytelling and poetry, the brothers will introduce us to the expansive era between Celtic and pre-Christian spirituality in Ireland and the arrival of St. Patrick to Irish cultural consciousness.

The lads will share songs and poems they learned from their mother, Rev. Nóirín Ní Riain, and their close friend and collaborator David Whyte, drawing from a repertoire spanning thousands of years. Their “set” will include more modern Irish songs too, as well as their own original songs and poetry.

There’s no need to have a background or even an interest in Celtic or Irish culture to attend this online event. Owen and Mícheál’s virtuosic vocal harmonies, stories of life experience and wild sense of humor will make participants of all ages feel at ease – and entirely engaged and entertained.

Owen and Mícheál’s talents have caught the attention of some of the greats in the world of performance and the arts. Their fans include Steven Spielberg, Russell Crowe, poet laureate Billy Collins and violinist Nigel Kennedy, and they’ve shared the stage with The Chieftains, Hugh Jackman, Bobby McFerrin, Sting, Sinead O’Connor and Riverdance composer Bill Whelan.

To sign up and receive the Zoom link for this singular St. Patrick’s Day experience, please send an email to [email protected]