New Irish Mass Setting
Our own Fr Liam Lawton has written a new Irish Mass setting for the revised missal.
Following the success of the Glendalough Mass, Liam has composed a Mass setting with a very Irish style, which highlights the beauty of Irish melody and language. Written for soloist and choir, it is also very suitable for Irish instruments as will appear on the recording.
Aifreann Muire na nGael celebrates one of the great Irish Saints, St. Brigid of Kildare – the 5th century saint affectionately known as Mary of the Gael.
[quote]I wanted to compose a Mass setting that celebrates the life of one of our great saints but also to celebrate the beauty of Irish music form. So the Mass setting has pathos, joy and melodic tones that are unique to our beautiful and rich culture.
With musical arrangements by Mark Cahill who has worked with Liam on a number of collaborations the collection is very accessible and melodic. Along with arrangements for Soloist, Choir and Instruments, participants will also receive a backing track which will enable them to learn the Music with the help of the recorded Irish instruments, which will be very useful in Church, school or other settings.
Workshops – Dates and Venues
To help introduce the New Mass setting to choirs and cantors, Fr Laim is hosting two workshops are taking place in Naas and Graiguecullen.
Tuesday November 13th 8:00p.m
Parish Centre, Graiguecullen
Wednesday Novmeber 14th 8:00p.m
Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane Naas
Cost of Workshop:
€15 to include Music Book and CD
There will also be a limited number of CDs available with backing tracks
Booking is essential:
Contact Christine 059 9164084