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‘New voices, please!’ as Palestrina Choir starts recruiting campaign

“No prior musical education or training is necessary. However, we are ideally looking for boys and girls who love to sing and enjoy music," says musical director Blánaid Murphy.


Monthly event in Dublin sets tone for New Evangelisation

Spiritual Batteries is designed to be welcoming. There's no pressure, no follow ups, it's easy to invite your friends too, whether they have some faith or none - Edward Barrett-Shortt.


“The Voice UK” steals Emmanuel Concerts soloist

Talented young singer will miss performing in the Emmanuel Concerts because she has made it through to the next round of “The Voice UK”.


Don’t drown out the congregation, Pope tells choristers

“You are the musical animators of the whole congregation. Don’t take its place, depriving the people of God of the chance to sing with you.”


Sadness as “maestro” Gerard Gillen bows out after 42 years

Archbishop Martin pays tribute to Maynooth professor’s life of dedicated “service to the Church and to the beauty and dignity of music in the liturgy”.


SVP instrumental in spreading a love of trad music at Drogheda Fleadh

“Music develops the whole brain, fosters a child's creativity and brings joy and enrichment to a person’s life.” - Joe Sweeney, Society of St Vincent de Paul


VIDEO: Pope Francis – An Irish Welcome

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Musicians and choirs meet in Maynooth

More than 100 singers and musicians from around the country are attending the summer school, which runs from Wednesday 27th June to Saturday 30th June.


Pray for artists is the Pope’s intention in August

“That artists of our time, through their creativity, may help us discover the beauty of creation.”


Concert for homeless charity

A significant moment for Factor One as a young band was representing Ireland at the Genfest youth rally in front of an audience of 20,000 at the Palaeur football stadium in Rome.


The Priests’ new album will be out in October

"Today’s world is topsy turvy and there are still serious threats on the world stage. It’s a bewildering place for people. Music gives people a sense of calm, serenity and hope," says Fr Eugene O'Hagan.


RTE to broadcast new Mass setting by Irish composer

‘St Michael's Celebration’, penned by composer and musician Tom Conroy, scheduled for live broadcast on RTE One TV and RTE Radio 1 Extra on 30 October.


Knock concert to be streamed live on Pope’s channel

Composed by Dubliner Willie Hughes, 'The Story of Love' will be watched by a global audience over the weekend of 15-16 October.


Irish Church Music Association celebrates ‘God full of Mercy’

Up to 200 choristers and musicians attend summer school in Maynooth to hone their musical skills and realise they are 'not alone'.


Piccolo Lasso sing for Pope on New Year’s Day

Young singers travel to Rome today to participate in the 40th International Congress of Pueri Cantores.


Fr Ray Kelly releases new album for Christmas

“Personally I’ve enjoyed my priesthood. It’s a privileged position because as a priest we are thrown into the deep end of life with people, their joys and their sorrows.”


Benedictine monk for Bere Island festival

Festival provides an opportunity for the public and musicians to share how meditation can enhance their creative lives.


Children’s Choir perform Presentation Brother’s work

Bro Michael McKeown’s music performed by over 1,000 children of the National Children’s Choir and Orchestra at packed National Concert Hall performances.


‘Ecumenism is key to Ecumenical Bible Week’

"Many reflective Catholics are taking up the scriptures because there they find that nourishment that keeps them in a faithful relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit."


Students hit the high notes for Emmanuel & Seinn

Emmanuel and Seinn concerts draw over 3,000 secondary school students together for Church music performances.


Liam Lawton’s mission: get congregations singing 

Sacred music composer and singer calls for resources to be put into contemporary Christian music.


Festival promises to hit the right note.

The competition will use the 2013 Ruffati organ in the chapel of St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth for the quarter-final round, with over 2,500 pipes, fifty stops and a set of twelve bells.


Liam Lawton fulfills orchestral album dream

Renowned Irish singer and song writer releases new album called Lumina.


Armagh choir sings in unity amid diversity

Feast of music to be presented in St Patrick’s Cathedral by singers drawn from city's two communities.


Maynooth to mark anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium

Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy one of the first issues considered by Vatican II.


Palestrina Choir perform at Pope’s Epiphany Mass (2013)

Ireland’s Palestrina Choir sings at a mass for the Epiphany in Rome today celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI.


Monica Brown at IEC2012

Monica Brown, from Sydney, Australia, is director of Emmaus Productions International and is acclaimed Christian composer and workshop/retreat facilitator.


Liam Lawton at IEC2012

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.


New Irish Mass setting by Liam Lawton

Fr Liam Lawton discusses his new Irish Mass setting for the revised missal called Aifreann Muire na nGael which will be published by Veritas in November 2012.


An invitation to our composers

A new edition of the Roman Missal with a new translation is being prepared at present. It is expected thaqt the work will be completed towards the end of next year. A new translation means that many of the current texts are changed and therefore new music settings are required.

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