A weekend full of Irish music and culture.
Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) April 16, 2015
Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart will host international artists Owen & Moley Ó Súilleabháin and four Forest Ridge choirs in a weekend of Irish music and culture. On Saturday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. the Forest Ridge Middle School Choir, Glee Club, Chamber Choir and Somerset Chorale will perform. Honoured guest, Mr. John F. Keane, Irish Consul for the Pacific Northwest will attend the concert. Sunday, April 26th at 4:00 p.m. the Ó Súilleabháin brothers will perform a solo concert. Performances will be held in the Sacred Heart Chapel on the Forest Ridge Campus located at 4800 139th Ave. S.E., Bellevue, WA. Tickets for Saturday’s performance are $10 and $15 on Sunday.
Owen and Moley Ó Súilleabháin are two brothers from one of Ireland’s most musical and artistic families. They have recorded ancient sacred chant and performed internationally with their mother, singer and theologian Nóirín Ní Riain, in a trio called AMEN. Their father, Michael Ó Súilleabháin, renowned musicologist, composer and pianist, has brought traditional Irish music to the world stage, and they love to bring him on stage with them too.
The brothers Ó Súilleabháin have recorded with Riverdance composer Bill Whelan, and performed with violinist Nigel Kennedy, actor Russell Crowe, poet David Whyte, and Irish traditional music legends The Chieftains. Hollywood director Steven Spielberg is also a big fan and gave them a singing part in his 2011 movie WarHorse. Owen (32) & Moley (28) are now living in New York City, bringing their world class double act to this side of the Atlantic.
For more information about the Choir Composer Weekend at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, contact Alison Seaton, Director of Music, aseaton(at)forestridge(dot)org or call 425.641.0700.