Well done to all involved in Seinn na nÓg in Ennis Cathedral on Thursday, May 9th and Kilrush on Tuesday, May 21st at 8.00 pm
Seinn na nÓg 2019
There is a rich traditional musical heritage in our diocese with an abundance of talent in our primary schools with Traditional Irish musicians, singers and dancers. I am delighted to encourage, celebrate, incorporate and promote the participation of children and their talents into our liturgies throughout the year.
To help promote this ideal Joe Searson, Kilaloe Diocesan Advisor and Traditional Musician, alongside Karen Vaughan, Primary School Teacher, Traditional Musician and Part-time Music Lecturer at Mary Immaculate College have been developing materials over the past years which assist teachers in the classroom to explore, embrace and celebrate the rich indigenous culture that our Irish music could bring to church life.
As you know we call this project ‘ Seinn na Óg’ . This project is especially unique because it encourages young children to play, sing and dance in Church settings using our Irish Traditional Music.
Both Joe and Karen are passionate advocates for Traditional Irish Music for young children and believe in the power of music to enrich children’s lives and spiritual well being. They have put together, as you have just heard a very rich, stimulating yet simple program of music for this project.
This resource continues to be a very exciting musical adventure and resource within our Church. I look forward to the concert in the Cathedral in Ennis and in Kilrush Church.
In psalm 98 we are invited to “Sing a New Song to the Lord”, now with Seinn na nOg I hope many young people will find the opportunity to discover through singing and the playing of music the gifts they have to offer to their local church communities.
I thanks the many schools involved, the teachers, principals, parents and staff members for their great work in making Seinn na nÓg 2019 a reality.
Special thanks to the students themselves! You as parents, family members, teachers and friends must be so proud of them on an evening like this.
Congratulations and well done. Thanks to everyone involved, musicians, sound technicians, the priests and staff of the Cathedral for facilitating this magnificent venue of Ennis Cathedral being available.Safe home, best wishes, God bless agus go mbeire muid beo an t-am seo arís!