Irish Heritage month swings with two Irish-American women from the Chicago area in “Pot of Gold: An Afternoon of Irish Stories and Songs with Megon McDonough and Susan O’Halloran.”
Singer Megon McDonough was the seventh child of nine born to an Irish-American family from Crystal Lake. She was stirred to play the guitar and sing after watching The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. She wrote her first song at the age of 11. She is best known for her work as an inaugural member of the folk group The Four Bitchin’ Babes, which allowed her wit and folk sensibilities to comment on the ups and downs of everyday life.
Story artist and Evanston resident Susan O’Halloran was born to an Irish-American family on the south side of Chicago. She has been featured at the International Storytelling Center and was the keynote presenter for the National Storytelling Network’s annual conference. She is the producer of multi-cultural performances and films including “Black, White and Brown: Tribes & Bridges” and “More Alike Than Not: Stories of Three Americans – Catholic, Jewish and Muslim.”
The two will weave together stories and songs about the pleasures and pitfalls of being raised Irish American at 2 p.m. on March 20 at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave.