Fr Liam Lawton will be performing at the Moat Theatre in Naas and the Dunamaise Theatre in Portlaoise in April. The concerts will include some songs from his new collection which is due out in the Summer.
Moat Theatre, Naas on Tuesday 23rd April,2013.
Tickets are on sale from theatre directly or box office at 045 883030 or www.moattheatre.com.
Dunamaise Theatre, Portlaoise on Wednesday 24th April, 2013.
Tickets are on sale from theatre directly or box office at 057 8663355 or www.dunamaise.ie.
Further information on all concert dates around the country available from www.liamlawton.com
Fr Liam is a native of Edenderry, County Offaly. After studies in Maynooth, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin in 1984. After serving in the Cathedral Parish and Knockbeg College, Bishop Laurence Ryan gave him permission to pursue a full-time music ministry. This ministry was fully supported by his successor Bishop Jim Moriarty.
Liam has recorded 12 collections for various record companies including EMI and GIA. His music has been translated and recorded in Spanish, German and Swedish and in the Irish language. Many well known artists both at home and abroad have recorded his songs. His music has been used at numerous auspicious occasions, including Concerts in the Vatican, the White House and the Chicago Symphony Hall.
One of his compositions – the Cloud’s Veil- became especially popular in the US at the time of the 9/11 tragedy and featured frequently at Memorial Services for the 9/11 victims.
Fr Liam has made a huge contribution to Church music. His compositions have become ‘standards’ for Church choirs and congregations here and abroad. His workshops have always been a great source of encouragement and advancement for choirs. Fr Liam has been closely associated with a number of charities and his concerts have often been used to raise much needed funds.
In addition to his Glendalough Mass, a Mass setting based on the New Missal, Fr Liam has also composed a Mass setting with a very Irish style, Aifreann Muire na nGael, 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. He is also the author of the bestselling The Hope Prayer and Where God Hides – A Journey of Divine Awakening.