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Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series

Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series

The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series showcasing scholars of outstanding prominence who promote the value and role of the Liberal Arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.


Mícheál & Owen Ó Súilleabháin

March 9, ‘A Stór Mo Chroí, O’ Love of my Heart,' An Evening of Irish Song and Poetry

The Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series, in partnership with UWF's Music Hall Artist Series, presents ‘A Stór Mo Chroí, O’ Love of my Heart,’ an evening of Irish song and poetry with Irish brothers Mícheál & Owen Ó Súilleabháin, March 9, 2023.

“Ireland is a place in our imagination, as well as a tiny island in the North Atlantic Ocean. The vessel of Irish traditional song carries a deep wisdom expressing the giddy joys and poignant beauty of life. So, too, we share a powerful connection to spoken word and poetry.”

The Ó Súilleabháin brothers perform a repertoire of song and poetry that has been handed down to them from their family and wider Irish tradition. Their background in musicology, philosophy and wider academia gives their excellent musicianship a deep yet light-hearted insight. They are also brilliant entertainers, practicing hilarity as well as a deep reverence for the ground of tradition and innovation they inhabit. They have performed with Russell Crowe, The Chieftains, Sinead O Connor and Nigel Kennedy, to name a few. This concert will include a capella song, their own original songs and poetry. There is something for everyone at this special performance, the first by the brothers Ó Súilleabháin in Pensacola.

The Ó Súilleabháin brothers are engaged in a masterclass and performance series with the University of West Florida Dr. Grier Williams School of Music. They will play a central part in the annual Irish Experience, where arts-based UWF students have studied abroad in Ireland during the summer since 2014!

You can learn more about the brothers, their legendary mother Nóirín Ní Riain, and their tours of Ireland in 2023 at their website turasdanam.com/about

 

‘A Stór Mo Chroí, O’ Love of my Heart'

March 9, 2023

6-7:30 p.m.; Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Old Christ Church, 405 S Adams St, Pensacola

Reception following at Museum of Commerce, 201 Zaragoza St, Pensacola.

 

Both the event and reception are free and open to the public. However, space is limited and tickets are required. Tickets can be secured at Eventbrite.com.

The Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series is presented and sponsored by the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and is funded, in part, by the John C. Pace Symposium Series. Special thanks to the Pensacola Tiger Bay Club. 

Register in advance, here! 


 

2022-2023 Installments

September 16, 2022

An Evening with Clyde Butcher, Photographer & Conservationist

September 30, 2022

An Evening with Shannon Taggart, artist of “Séance

Visit this page for updated information on forthcoming installments in the 2022-2023 Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series. 

October 15, 2022

Pensacola Historic Bike Tour


 

2021-2022 Installments

April 14, 2022

"An Evening with Jad Abumrad, Creator of Radio Lab" 

March 31, 2022

"An Evening with Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Author of 'Maus'" - Virtual, via Zoom

March 8, 2022

"Finding Focus: The History, Use, and Benefits of the Labyrinth" - UWF Student Commons Auditorium  

5:30 -6:30 p.m. - Reception and walk; 6:30 - 8, Prorgram

November 18, 2021

Forensic Science Unearthed: Exploring Crime Scene and Laboratory Casework with a UWF Forensic Anthropologist"

October 7, 2021

"How Does the Pandemic End (and What Have We Learned)? Perspectives on COVID-19 and Beyond from Public Health, Medical Anthropology and Health Communication"


Installment Sponsors and Partners

The Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series is presented and sponsored by the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and UWF Equity & Diversity. It is also funded in part, by the John C. Pace Symposium Series.

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