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Steeple Sessions

Vinnie and Steve Cooney play The Unitarian Church, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin on Thursday the 1st of September @ 8pm

The Steeple Sessions present traditional Irish music concerts in its purest form and are geared towards those who seek the genuine, elusive musical traditions of Ireland. Held in the beautiful surroundings of a candle-lit church in Dublin, the line up of renowned musicians/performers changes nightly throughout the Summer, ensuring each concert is unique and fresh. Audiences will hear pin-drop unaccompanied sean-nós songs in the Irish language, alongside dance music and airs performed acoustically on traditional instruments.

The church was built and opened for public worship on Sunday 14 June 1863. Four years later Dublin’s other Unitarian congregation at Eustace Street merged with St Stephen’s Green to form one church. The top of the spire is 97 feet from the street, with the main body of the church being 58 feet long by 46 feet wide. The design brilliantly fulfills the requirement that in a non-conformist church the emphasis should be on the pulpit, unlike in established denominations where the focus is on the communion table or altar. Everyone in the St.Stephen’s Green church can hear and see the preacher, emphasizing the importance of the spoken word to the Unitarian congregation.

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Vinnie and Steve have collaborated on numerous occasions and have produced some great works together. This promises to be an evening full of Wonderful Music in Beautiful Surroundings.

VINNIE, ARTY McGLYNN AND STEVE 2005