The Voices of Ireland:
a Singing Journey through the Sacred Sites and Voices of Ireland
special guest, Noirin ni Riain, Ireland’s acclaimed spiritual singer
“We were born before the wind…” - Van Morrison
Our Sacred Earth holds many traditional forms and expressions of music that arise from her core and people. Few are more alluring and enduring than the Voices of Ireland. Celtic tradition views culture close to the earth and her elements, rising in rituals of places like the neolithic Newgrange, St. Patrick’s hills of Tara and Slane, Kildare with Brigid’s sacred fire, the music-infused County Cork, and the traditions of the Aran Islands. From Sean-nós singing to the Gregorian chant of the monks of Glenstal Abbey, from ritual chants to pub music, we will listen, explore, and sing ourselves in this spiritual and mystical, music-filled land.
*all singers welcome!