Carlow Cathedral will host what promises to be a great musical evening for all with Crmosa & Friends, on Sunday 11th October at 8:30pm.

Staged as part of the File an Fhomhair bilingual Autumn Festival, it is a presentation of Irish Music, Song & Dance deriving from a collaboration among a variety of performing artists from Carlow and beyond.


Date: Sunday 11th October 2009

Time: 8.30pm


Tickets are 20 and are available from

  • Carlow Parish Centre Tel: 059 9164087
  • Choir Member John Egan Tel: 087 9871978
  • Musical Director Marian Gaynor Tel: 087 6689943


Featuring Pick of the Litter Group; Ciarn Somers Pipes, Dancer Paul Dargan, Sean Ns Singer Eddie Sheehan, The Caesar Sisters, Harpist & Singer Paudrigin Caesar, Siobhan Caesar Whistle, Micheal Bolton Fiddle; Box Player Nigel Davey, Violinist Katie OConnor, Pianist Maeve Lyons, Keyboard Ollie Hennessy and Singers Liam Lawton & Rosin Breathnach.

It will feature such pieces as Dlamn, Ghile Mear The Derry Air. Siuil A Ruin, The Banks of the Barrowand Planxty Cheatharlach an original composition by Cathal Cathin.

Part of this exciting programme will include the premire of a new choral work Abhainn, commissioned by Crmosa and composed by your own Liam Lawton. This will be performed by Crmosa on the night accompanied by an orchestra of traditional musicians. Abhainn, The Waters of Life, based in part on a twelfth century Irish syllabic poem, celebrates the river Barrow and recalls the bygone days of history and revolution.

Restoration Fund

The organ in the Cathedral of the Assumption dates from the late nineteenth century. Made by William Hill and Son of London, it was installed in 1944. Iron weights on the bellows date from the original Bevington organ of 1855. Restoration is being carried out by Kenneth Jones and Associates, Bray, Co. Wicklow, and will cost 600,000. The original soundboards, organ pipes and bellows are being restored, with the pipes being laid on the floor of the gallery as was the original Bevington. This will leave both windows at the back of the Cathedral fully visible from the inside once more.