Fr Liam Lawton has been composing, recording and peforming sacred music for twenty years. He was busy at IEC 2012 and shares his reflection on the Congress.
Liam Lawton has been composing sacred and inspirational music for twenty years. He has recorded 12 collections to date with a number of them achieving Platinum status. A number of artists have recorded his material.
His liturgical works have been translated into many languages including Swedish, French, German and Irish. He publishes with GIA Music in Chicago, one of the major Liturgical Publishers. His liturgical music has become standard repertoire for many choirs at home and abroad and his music has been performed for many state occasions in Ireland and also in the USA.
His work and performances have brought him to such stages as Carnegie Hall, New York, Chicago Symphony Hall, Annahiem Convention Centre Los Angeles, National Concert Hall Dublin, The Paul VI Auditorium at the Vatican, The White House and many of the world’s sacred sites. Liam has recorded a number of television specials and his works have been narrated by such greats as Gregory Peck, Frank McCourt, Joan Cusack, John Malkovitch and Mick Lally from the Abbey theatre in Dublin.
Liam’s second book The Hope Prayer ~ a book of poetic reflections became a best seller in in Ireland during 2010-2011. Liam is a Roman Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin. He is Director of Sacred Music in his Diocese. He resides in Carlow.