This festive performance All Saints is presented by Limerick City and County Council Culture and Arts Office, in partnership with Love Castleconnell. We would like to acknowledge the financial support of Creative Ireland in making the concert and recording possible.

We are delighted to be able to present this concert, a unique mix of sacred and secular song and poetry from one of Ireland’s finest singers. Incorporating the seasonal theme of Advent and Christmas with Latin Gregorian chant, Irish Sean Nós, traditional song, and poetic recitation. This festive performance at All Saints in partnership with Love Castleconnell compliments this year’s Castleconnell Autumn Concert Series and is a performance by the unique and virtuosic singer, Mícheál ‘Moley’ Ó Súilleabháin. Mícheál has specially curated this program of pieces that has illuminated his artistic and musical life to date. The poems are all from Mícheál’s latest poetry book called Early Music.

Mícheál comes from a local musical family and has apprenticed himself to the repertoire of his mother, renowned Irish sacred singer Rev. Nóirín Ní Riain, as well as the artform of poetic recitation. He has recorded and travelled widely performing with his brother Owen several genres of music, from their own pop songs to solo jazz and vocal percussion (human beatbox).

Set List

  1. Entrance Hymns > introduction
  2. Poem: Chinook Sanctuary
  3. The Darkest Midnight
  4. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  5. Jerusalem Our Happy Home
  6. Poem: First White Hair
  7. I’m Glad There is You
  8. The Autumn Leaves / I Fall In Love Too Easily
  9. Siúil a Rúin
  10. O Danny boy
  11. Turus D’anam
  12. Go Lassie Go
  13. The Parting Glass
    Outro – Voiceover

Click here to view the concert. It will be available from Tuesday 1st December at 8pm.