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The Arts Interview: Dr. Nóirín Ní Riain

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Source: The Limerick Leader I was born in Caherconlish and my mother always said that I sang before I could speak. I always loved singing for the healing powers that it bestowed and for the good of it all. Researchers…

‘Christmas is so much a feminine time. There’s no blood or aggression’

Nóirín Ní Riain before Christmas

Source: The Irish Times The singer Nóirín Ní Riain wants to help people reconnect with the ‘true meaning’ of this time of year. Advent, Christmas and the Epiphany make up the best part of the year, according to the spiritual…

Interview: Nóirín Ní Riain – a serene path in valley of tears

Nóirín Ní Riain at Glenstal

Source: The Independent ‘One of the big lessons I’ve learned in life really, is that you go with the flow. I don’t actually worry.” Spiritual singer and theologian Noirin Ni Riain laughs, making a gracious gesture with her hands. “I…

On the couch: Nóirín Ní Riain

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Source: Waterford News & Star Seán-nós singer Nóirín Ní Riain is truly an enigma. A lady with a deep faith, she has just released a new album Celtic Joy, a Celebration of Christmas which also features her two sons, Eoin…

At Home With Nóirín Ní Riain

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Source: The Limerick Leader. OVER 225,000 viewers tuned in to the recent TV documentary on singer Nóirín Ní Riain. And although she doesn’t even have a telly of her own in her house, Nóirín was more than chuffed. “We were…

Irish Echo: Three voices bring celestial seasonings

Nóirín Ní Riain and sons sing the ‘hear and now’ Even the most rabid atheists among my fellow music critics enjoy Gregorian chant and gospel singing. No matter how much they scoffed at the enormous popularity (more than five million…

Irish Independent: The Devil does not have all the best tunes

Source: Irish Independent A lack of belief needn’t prevent you enjoying and even being moves by religious music, says John Masterson Being a life-long atheist, I regularly face the off fact that it is usually deeply religious people who say…

WORD: ‘Amen’ Review

Source: WORD Magazine. For more than a quarter of a century, Nórín Ní Riain has made an important contribution to modern performance of Irish traditional music. A native of Limerick, she has made three recordings with the Monks of Glenstal…

The Leader Interview: Eoin Ó Suilleabháin

Source: The Limerick Leader. AT JUST 26-years-of-age Eoin Ó Súilleabhain, musician and director of the Sionna Festival, has already led a most interesting life. AINE FITZGERALD meets the singer who does not watch tv, but who can count actor Russell…

Irish Independent: A Time For Voices

Source: The Irish Independent When the aid workers in Bosnia and Croatia in 1994 asked the refugees if they needed clothes or food, the reply was startling. `No, we want music.’ Nóirín Ní Riain’s was the voice which lifted those…