Dulaman

At last, RTE today aired the Priests in concert at Armagh Cathederal. Joining them was Moya Brennan and Liam O’Flynn. Moya sings Dulaman and Laim joins the priests in the beautiful and haunting Ag Criost an siol, and gives us a beautiful piped version of water under the keel. Armagh cathederal is a marvellous setting, and the three priests, Fathers Martin O’Hagan Eugene O’Hagan and David Delargey, the latest musical sensation to hit Ireland since the three tenors. For a taste of marvellous Irish culture from Armagh, sit back and blast…..

  • Chris

    Regardless of where you stand you have to say those boys can sing.

    They’ve come on a bit since My Lovely Horse.

  • Centre of attention

    All very well and looks like a great concert but the Cathederal is not an appropriate place for a concert.

  • The Raven

    1. It certainly is appropriate, especially at a time when so few people go near a church/chapel/cathedral. And where would you get more relevant and better acoustics??

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    2. This all wrong. The musical outing of the day was Eoghan Quigg’s homecoming. (I can’t get this tongue out of my cheek…help?)

  • finches

    Concerts have been held in cathedrals for centuries. Indeed Missa Solemnis with full choir was always sung in Armagh Cathedral until the NO. Certainly the lighting leaves much to be desired, and Armagh clearly suffered the ‘reckovations’ of the post-conciliar period, but I think the grand structure of the place gives great setting for the nature of the songs.

  • LURIG

    Why did RTE hide it away at 12.30 on Sunday afternoon when many people would have been at Mass? They should reschedule it for an evening or late afternoon showing over Christmas. They can sing all right and seem to have the temperament and strong character to deal with it. Good Luck Fathers! When are Big Ian, Wee Willie McCrea and the Rev. McIlveen scheduled for the Vatican?

  • Comrade Stalin

    Pass the barf bag.

  • LURIG

    Lighten up Comrade! Pour yerself a wee Baileys and stick on Mario Lanza’a O Holy Night. It’ll lift you no end. “Fall on your knees and hear the angels voices……”

  • Centre of attention

    “It certainly is appropriate, especially at a time when so few people go near a church/chapel/cathedral. And where would you get more relevant and better acoustics??”

    The Cathederal is a place of worship where God is present in the tabernacle. Relegating Him to second place in order to facilitate a concert is certainly not appropriate.

  • Centre of attention

    “Concerts have been held in cathedrals for centuries. Indeed Missa Solemnis with full choir was always sung in Armagh Cathedral until the NO.”

    The Missa Solemnis was written to accompany the old Mass. It is not a cencert in itself but a form of the Mass so therefore entirely appropriate. Indeed a return to such forms of worship would be most welcome as that was the purpose of the Cathedral not these distracting concerts.

  • Mairseail Ui Neil

    We were lucky enough to have Father Martin in our Parish of St Matthews (Short Strand) for a long number of years. He sang every week for us and was fantastic, as a singer, a priest and as a man.

    He did a whole variety of songs (i particularly enjoyed the ones ‘as gaeilge’) and i’m delighted to see him and the other two fathers doing so well.

    Nothing could beat attending midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and Father Martin finishing with ‘Oh Holy Night’. While not particularly religous these days I would happily go back to Mass to hear that, it was a powerhouse every single time!!!

    comhgairdeas!!!