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We Want Spring! 2014 blog

"The Heart Wants What It Wants - Or Else It Does Not Care"...

Emily Dickinson



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The globe upon which we all find ourselves upon is still spinning celestially and one thing is for sure, we are ALL in this together….


 

As we here enter another cosmic revolution there is so much...

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This is the summer of our dreams to...

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Owen and Moley’s blog is here again to act as air-conditioning for your soul (or your money back!). Thanks for reading our latest account of the prescient summer season. Both Owen and Moley are in flying form as they perform

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Good tidings people of the World!

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Hello from Owen and Moley—here again to give you a fleeting glimpse of our last few months! We hope you will read this account of our antics and find in it what you need to tame a world gone mad.

Things have gladly calmed down a bit, but a mental March (St. Patrick’s Month), still rings in our ears. We hope your taxes are in order! We scraped by surprisingly well…considering our combined financial consciousness resembles that of a very intelligent 7 year old child…..

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ST. PATRICK'S MONTH IS HERE The summer approacheth!...

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Yes, we just used the word ‘aproacheth’…why? WHY NOT!

Well Owen and Moley have been surfing the currents of more remarkable people and performances since the last time we sent out this mostly contritional newsletter! Here in New York City the snowstorm came and went, and we have much good tidings to relay to you wherever you are in the world!

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To thine own self be true: HOW GOOD...

To Thine Own Self be True

We have changed the name of our website! The ubiquitous www.size2shoes.com will now be OwenandMoley.com!!

We have 'grown out' of the name Size2shoes, though this creative incarnation will always be part of our artistic identity:) From here on in we shall be known as Owen & Moley o Suilleabhain!

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Life has a funny way…Rendezvous with Size2shoes

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'Just another ordinary extraordinary day' – John McGahern

Hello and welcome to another size2shoes blog :)
We bid you good morrow from our Size2shoes HQ. Please read on for a systematically chaotic version of events that have happened and will happen to these Irish best friends, who happen to be brothers…
How are you? Whats going on? We don’t know…. :)

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About Us

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Owen & Moley O Súilleabháin are singers, speakers, composers, and brothers from Ireland. They write their own songs as well as sing sacred song from many traditions.

Moving from Ireland to America in 2012 they have begun to perform a cross section of musical styles for beguiled audiences across the country. With simplicity they sing and tell their story of inheritance and originality with a humour and authenticity that is immediately entertaining.

The brothers share a grain of the voice that is hypnotic when singing in unison and electric when singing in harmony. It is this familial sound that has been so striking for so many audiences worldwide.

Owen (33) & Moley (29) learned a store of sacred song from their mother, Dr. Nóirín Ni Riain. They began performing with her in an a capella vocal trio in 2004. The brothers learned Gregorian chant, Irish sean nos (ancient traditional) song, and hymns from many traditions. The brothers also write songs together. Their only goal was to write songs that lift and apprentice the human heart to generosity and gratitude, and the songs must also be Groovy! Owen is a world class guitar player and Moley is one of Irelands greatest rappers and human beatboxers...

Owen and Moley are now living in New York City. They have just released an album of original songs called 'Happy Songs' . They are currently working on a 3rd album of a capella sacred song from many traditions.

They have performed with Russell Crowe, The Chieftains, Bobby McFerrin, renowned poet David Whyte, Canadian rocker Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea) and violinist Nigel Kennedy. Director Steven Spielberg also cast them to sing in his 2012 movie WAR HORSE. The brothers will appear too in the forthcoming movie 'WINTERS TALE' (2013). 

Owen & Moley have appeared on an album with the monks of Glenstal Abbey (Biscantorat) which also featured John O' Donohue and Irish singer Sinead O' Connor. They have appeared with renowned Irish singers Brian Kennedy and Julie Feeney, and have performed with legendary Irish traditional supergroup The Chieftains. Recently Owen & Moley have performed regularly with the inspired poet and speaker David Whyte and have travelled to Ireland and Tuscany with him several times.

'Im a huge fan of Size2shoes, from the inspired mastery of their harmonies, to the streetwise intellect of their humour. Unique, unaffected, awesome' Russell Crowe

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"I have no hesitation in recommending their exceptional and extraordinary performative or creative abilities." Eugene Downes Chief Executive of Culture Ireland

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The Irish condition is certainly renowned for its subversive articulation of the everyday.

The brothers O Súilleabháin certainly have inherited an extremely articulate streak from a wealth of sources. They have had the privilege of being often in conversation and collaboration with the Irish president Michael D Higgins, the late theologian and philosopher John O'Donohue, the poet David Whyte, Mary Robinson, Abbot Patrick Hederman, Sogyal Rinpoche, American director Steven Spielberg, Australian actor Russell Crowe, Canadian musician Alan Doyle, Irish philosopher Richard Kearney and Riverdance composer Bill Whelan,

Moley & Owen have wide experience of performing both as speakers and at speaking events. Their parents are both lauded academics, musicians, and cultural ambassadors in Ireland and the brothers have performed with David Whyte regularly for several years and have enjoyed and grown remarkably within that apprenticeship.

These two brothers have so much to say about a range of issues inside and outside the artistic world. Owen is an honours student of Philosophy and Greek and Roman Culture as well as having a MA in Peace & Development Studies. Moley is an ethnomusicologist with a MA specialisation in Rap music in Ireland and the global spread of cultural arts. Both Owen & Moley's experience in the field of leadership and public performance make them a fresh and vibrant addition to any panel or event that requires a speaking mandate.

Owen & Moley have an appetite for this mode of performance and have a large experience and courage in this regard. They believe that a creative excellence in the arts and music can be made relevant to all parts of modern life and industry.

Clients & Testimonials

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We have been privileged to work with and perform for a large number of different organisations offering music, speaking, event design and entertainment.

Owen & Moley love the interdisciplinary elements of being performing artists.

Each organization is different and we love to design a performance that matches the aspiration of every event that we are invited to.

  • Russell Crowe
  • Steven Spielberg
  • David Whyte & Many Rivers Company (Seattle)
  • Boston College
  • Bad Robot Studios (Los Angeles)
  • Syngenta
  • The Irish Consulate (New York City)
  • The Irish Arts Centre (New York City)
  • BBC Northern Ireland
  • Radio Teilifis Eireann, Irish National Television
  • Telifis na Gaeilge, National Irish Language Television (TG4)
  • The US-Ireland Alliance
  • The Chieftains
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Irish Technology Leadership Group (Los Angelos)
  • University of Limerick (Ireland)
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Brave Festival, Poland
  • Fireflies Ashram, India
  • Rosario Retreat Centre (Belgium)
  • Ballymaloe House Hotel (Cork)
  • Glenstal Abbey (Ireland)
  • Limerick City Arts Office (Ireland)
  • Chris Douridas, KCRW (Los Angeles)
  • Limerick Vocational Education Committee (Ireland)
  • The Ark Children's Theatre (Dublin)
"Owen & Moley are the best singer songwriters in Ireland, and motherf**cker performers!" Nigel Kennedy World's top-selling Classical Violinist
"Size2shoes…fits all!" Steven Spielberg
“Eoin and Moley have inherited not only a depth of knowledge, but a stream of creative talent they have made their own to become one of Ireland’s most exciting and surprising contemporary musical duos, noticed and in demand in Ireland, the UK and the United States.” David Whyte poet and philosopher
“I have no hesitation in recommending their exceptional and extraordinary performative or creative abilities.” Eugene Downes Chief Executive of Culture Ireland
“I have seen Owen and Moley delight a wide range of audiences at concerts and events throughout New York City . Their melodies and harmonies, their winning personalities, and their wonderful sense of humor – by turns innocent and devilish – offer audiences a blissful, nourishing, cultural escape.” Aidan Connolly Director, Irish Arts Center, New York City
“I was elated to discover artists with the depth of their talent, their vocal performance and the ease with which they presented their art.” Scott Garen Film Director and Founder, Seven Arrows Productions, Los Angelos
“I’m a huge fan of Owen & Moley, from the streetwise intellect of their humours, to the inspired mastery of their harmonies. Unique, unaffected, awesome” Russell Crowe
“Eoin and Moley are extraordinary and unique. They have a gift for capturing the attention of an audience through their presence, charm and humor, as well as their voices.” Trina Vargo Founder and Director, US-Ireland Alliance
“Size2shoes come from a prestigious musical family in Ireland, and they are the perfect musical act for a myriad of events that are organised by my office and any cultural organisation that chooses to use their extremely professional services.” Jackie O Halloran Deputy Consul General for Ireland, New York City
“Owen and Moley have captured the hearts of Seattle. Their musicianship, humor, and authentic connection with the audience has won over fans by the hundreds here. I knew I was witnessing something magical and important. This is true star-power! Did I mention they are yummy guys to work with?” Rev. Michael Ingersoll Center for Spiritual Living, Seattle