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Upcoming Concerts – Northern Ireland Summer 2016

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Upcoming Concerts in Northern Ireland!

 

23rd June Thursday – The Square Box, Dungannon, 8pm – FREE ADMISSION

 

 

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25th June Saturday – Armagh Theatre 8pm – £10 entry

 

 

And – in the Cavan area – a concert at 3:30pm on Sunday the 26th! email info@celticpsalms.com if you would like to attend.

 

Video from Celtic Psalms Northeast US Tour

We had a delightful tour of the Northeast US in March! Thanks to all who contributed to and supported our tour. We hope to do it again! Here is a youtube playlist of songs we performed along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

Celtic Psalms Northeast US Tour – March 2016 – Dates and Venues

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TOUR SCHEDULE:

 

Friday, March 4th at 7pm – Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ

 

Saturday, March 5th at 1:30pm – Doe Run Presbyterian Church, Coatesville, PA

 

Sunday, March 6th at 10:30am – Laurel Presbyterian Church, Laurel, MD

 

Sunday, March 6th at 4pm – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Alexandria, VA

 

Wednesday, March 9th at 6pm – Norfield Congregational Church, Weston, CT

 

Friday, March 11th at 7pm – Wellesley Village Church, Boston, MA

 

Sunday, March 13th at 3pm – Metro Baptist Church, New York City, NY

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CELTIC PSALMS CD RELEASE
Press Release Dec 2015

‘Celtic Psalms: The Lord’s My Shepherd,’ is a second album by Kiran Young Wimberly and the McGrath family. Comprised of Biblical Psalms set to traditional Irish and Scottish melodies, and recorded in Belfast, ‘Celtic Psalms’ is intended not only for meditative listening but to encourage the use of traditional music in worship, across community divides. A reflective and uplifting collection, ‘Celtic Psalms’ was produced by renowned multi-instrumentalist Dónal O’Connor of the respected Belfast bands ‘At First Light’ and ‘Ulaid.’

Kiran Young Wimberly is an American Presbyterian minister who lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for over six years until 2013. While serving in congregational and ecumenical ministry in Northern Ireland, Kiran pursued her keen interest in Irish/Scottish traditional song and its connection to spiritual life. Joining the Belfast Trad singing class and the Belfast Singing Circle, Kiran discovered a wealth of traditional airs and tunes from these lands. Over time, she put together a collection of melodies that she believes are particularly suited for use in worship, and paired them with the sacred words of the Psalms.

Upon completing the arrangements, Kiran asked the McGraths, a family from Dungannon, Co. Tyrone with a heavenly yet natural acoustic sound, to join her in recording these Psalms in a traditional/folk style that would be inspiring for personal listening and meaningful for worship. Kiran approached Dónal O’Connor, the highly sought-after producer and fiddle prodigy, to produce and contribute musically to the collection, and together they created an album with soaring Celtic melodies, rich harmonies, and traditional-style instrumentation – a soothing and refreshing version of the Psalms that is both impressive and accessible. They produced their first ‘Celtic Psalms’ album in 2013, and since then their music was featured on Irish national television as well as the BBC documentary, ‘Then Sings My Soul.’ They released their second album in December 2015.

‘Celtic Psalms: The Lord’s My Shepherd’ promises to be a long-standing resource for meditation and worship, with timeless wisdom grounded by ancient airs. With its delicate harmonies and instrumentation, this album evokes the Celtic landscapes of Ireland and Scotland with sincerity, integrity and tenderness, and offers a healing balm much needed in today’s world.

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Psalm 23: The Lord’s My Shepherd

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This beloved psalm, describing God shepherding us through green pastures and dark valleys, is set to the well-known air, “The Parting Glass.”

The Lord’s my shepherd I’ll not want
He lets me rest in pastures green
He leadeth me by waters still
He restores my soul; restores my soul

Even though I walk through the darkest vale
I will fear no evil, for you’re with me
Your rod and staff, protect and guide
You comfort me; you comfort me

You prepare a table, a feast for me
In the presence of my enemies
You anoint my head with holy oil
My cup overflows; it overflows

Surely goodness and God’s mercy great
Shall follow me all my days of life
And I’ll dwell within the house of God
My whole life long; my whole life long

Psalm 30: You Have Turned My Sorrow

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Proclaiming God’s power to transform sorrow into ‘dancing and song,’ this psalm is sung to the uplifting melody, “Green Grows the Laurel.”

Refrain
You have turned my sorrow to dancing and song
You’ve taken my sackcloth and clothed me with joy
So my soul may praise you, be silent no more,

My Lord and my God I’ll give thanks evermore!

I will praise you, O God, for you’ve lifted me up
My foes did not triumph when I called you for help
You have healed me and lifted my soul from the pit
Restored me to life, I’m contented and blessed

Sing praise to the Lord, O you faithful in heart
Give thanks to the Almighty, Creator of earth
God’s anger will last but a moment in time
I weep through the night but the morning brings light

As for me, I said in my prosperity,
“I’m strong as a mountain, they will never move me”
But you hid your face, Lord, and I was dismayed,
“O hear me,” I cried, “and be gracious I pray”

And if I am silent, then what will be gained?
The dust will not praise you, it will not proclaim
But show me your love and your faithfulness
Be merciful to me, O Lord, be my help