Posts By Kiran Young Wimberly

TEDx Stormont 2024

It was a privilege to be invited to contribute to the TEDx Stormont 2024 lineup, with the theme “Restore.”

Talk Description: “When we encounter the stresses of daily life – hectic moments, personal crises, and collective traumas – we need tools to help us find balance and restoration. The ancient prayers of the Psalms, expressing honest and authentic emotion through poetry and music, can lift the spirit and offer resources to help us face the challenges before us. Kiran Young Wimberly shares her journey with the Psalms: turning to them for solace as a child, arranging them to Celtic melodies, and hosting a podcast on the Psalms and resilience. She explores the power of poetry, spirituality, and music to soothe, heal, and restore us when we need it most, and performs with the music group Celtic Psalms.”

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Announcing Holy Week Candlelight Concerts 25-26 March 2024

We are delighted to announce two Candlelight Concerts during Holy Week

  • 25th March 7:30 Monday – St Augustine’s, Derry
  • 26th March 7:30 Tuesday – Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, Belfast

Both concerts will be opened by Guest Performer Eilidh Patterson

We hope you can join us for one of these beautiful and reflective evenings

Book your tickets here

 

Good Friday Agreement Services and 10 Year Anniversary Concert

It was such a privilege to be involved this month in celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. You can view two services we were involved with, both of which were extremely moving to be a part of. 

And we’re happy to announce that bookings are open for our 10 Year Anniversary Concert and launch of our new non profit, Celtic Pilgrims CIC. Find out more about the event and book your ticket here. For those who can’t attend in person, there’s an option to donate to the non profit and receive a link to the streamed concert so you can join us from wherever you are.

Celtic Psalms at the Four Corners Festival 2023

It was a joy and a privilege to be involved in the Four Corners Festival in Belfast last week. The purpose of the festival dovetailed well with Celtic Psalms’ hope of bringing people together across community divides.

We sang at the opening event, “Dreaming God’s Dream” with Julieann Morran, about the community-level discernment going on in the Catholic Church at the moment, and the hope of walking together as ecumenical siblings. You can view the event here: https://www.facebook.com/4cornersfestival/videos/697369735306827

We also sang at the BBC Sunday Service, which featured voices from across the city and offered a beautiful and challenging vision of the future of Northern Ireland. You can listen to the service here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001hw0s?partner=uk.co.bbc&origin=share-mobile&fbclid=IwAR23TW-VYDRcq2SGL2OIZ3DZ6bFanfTJYWPdzzu6JCjdv55VQ6kRQv1hBVs

Kiran led Nightprayer alongside Jim Deeds every night of the festival, featuring a few Celtic Psalms songs along the way. You can catch up on those 20 minute sessions here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQK4bRPywj2HGZW_PI1X9w

As we hold onto the insights and inspiration from the festival, may we keep dreaming God’s dream together.

Interview with Kiran, New Album Available on Digital Platforms

View interview –> HERE <–

A bit of behind-the-scenes from Redbox Studios where we’ve recorded all the Celtic Psalms albums since 2013. Today, our NEW ALBUM Celtic Psalms: May We Rise is available on DIGITAL PLATFORMS (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, iTunes etc etc). Oonagh Derby of Redbox was such a warm interviewer, and it was a special opportunity to tell the story behind one song, Love and Mercy, which has been a favorite from the new album that we’ve already sung in many concerts and services. Lovely film work and editing by Cormac O’Kane et al – with thanks to Redbox for the opportunity to talk about the background to this music, which was initially recorded during the Covid summer of 2020. Hope you enjoy the new album.

Here are some easy links to our new album Celtic Psalms: May We Rise (2022):

https://open.spotify.com/album/3mpciwqFmC18qaBfCNmPNP

https://music.apple.com/…/celtic-psalms-may…/1660897244

https://music.amazon.com/albums/B0BQR1GMXF

You can also always download the mp3s directly from our website, which is the best way to support our music… just click on the image above.

Celtic Psalms on RTE Sunday Service this week

Celtic Psalms will be on RTE (Irish National Television) Sunday Service this week, on 17 July 2022 at 11am Ireland Time (6am Eastern Time).

Tune in to the RTE Player or live TV for a services focused on Psalms of Lament and Hope.

CLICK HERE FOR RTE PLAYER

Psalms for the Spirit Podcast

Find the podcast at https://psalms-for-the-spirit.captivate.fm/ or subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.

For those who enjoy Celtic Psalms music, you might also be interested in checking out the Psalms for the Spirit Podcast.

Rev. Kiran Young Wimberly explores the connection between spirituality and resilience with a wide range of guests, hearing about how the Psalms weave into the spiritual journey, how they lead us toward healing and hope, and how they lift our spirits in difficult times.

Celtic Psalms music is featured in every episode, speaking into the themes that arise in the conversations.

Celtic Psalms for Resilience Playlist

The psalms are an endless supply of something we all need right now: resilience. Here is a playlist of soulful songs that connect us with our lament and remind us of our hope. Click on the link below and listen while doing something that gives you joy today.

Celtic Psalms for Resilience Playlist: