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About Lark and Owl

We are an events company that produces music conferences, festivals and travel tours. Our mission is to create unforgettable experiences for our guests. Let us take you on a journey to explore the world and discover new cultures.

Kylemore Abbey County Mayo

Our Story

About Charlene Sloan

With a robust career spanning over a decade, Charlene Sloan stands as a testament to excellence in the realm of event management and production. From intimate gatherings that require a nuanced touch to expansive, large-scale events that welcome thousands of attendees daily, her expertise shines through.

In her illustrious journey, Charlene has collaborated with a wide spectrum of artists, notably including The Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt, Molly Tuttle, Craig Morgan, The SteelDrivers, Mo Pitney, Rodney Crowell, Moxie, Kíla, Hudson Taylor, and Mundy. Each collaboration has been a unique testimony to her skills and commitment to delivering memorable experiences.

In a proud feather to the lark and Owl cap, Charlene is the co-founder and producer along with Brendan McCreanor, of "Your Roots Are Showing"—Ireland's leading Folk Conference. As we eagerly anticipate its second year in January 2024, Their vision remains clear: to create a unique space where the international folk and roots community can converge and collaborate.

About Brendan McCreanor

Embarking on his musical journey from the tender age of 6, Brendan McCreanor has since carved out an illustrious legacy within the global music realm. As a producer behind the renowned Dingle TradFest, his expertise extends beyond the studio—Brendan is an acclaimed tour guide, and most prominently, an award-winning musician with the celebrated folk ensemble, Kern.

Demonstrating his adeptness at bridging cultures through music, Brendan has flawlessly orchestrated and managed international tours spanning continents—from the historic cities of Russia and the romantic landscapes of Italy to the vibrant atmospheres of America, Germany, and Canada. His collaborations read like a who's who of the music industry, boasting partnerships with iconic talents such as Dónal Lunny, Sharon Shannon, John Spillane, Walter Flores, Trevor Hutchinson, Gerry O'Connor, Seamie O'Dowd, and a myriad of other luminaries.

Witness the magic of Brendan's performances across global stages, including the prestigious National Concert Hall, where his talent resonates with audiences worldwide.

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"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

- Anonymous

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