Category Archives: Church Music

Choir Camp for Cathedral Choristers

This year and for the first time, seventeen choristers of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork joined a five-day summer camp during the first week of August. The camp was the idea of the Director of Music, Peter Stobart: I was … Continue reading

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Making a Start at the Big Task of Rebuilding the Cathedral Choir in Cork

On April 20th it was announced that groups of up to 15 can meet up for underage outdoor non-contact dance, music or arts activities. This presents an opportunity to begin the long process and hard work of rebuilding the Cathedral choir at … Continue reading

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Looking back to Holy Week and Easter Day in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

The Octave of Easter – the eight days starting with Easter Day which introduce the 50 days of Easter celebrations – comes to an end on the second Sunday of Easter, known also as Low Sunday. These days give us … Continue reading

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An Invitation to join a Virtual Pilgrimage in Holy Week – ‘The Way of the Cross with St Fin Barre from Gougane Barra to Cork’

With church buildings closed for public worship, and with Level 5 restrictions confining everyone to within 5km of home, the United Dioceses of Cork,Cloyne and Ross invites you to break free and to join everyone in a virtual pilgrimage: The … Continue reading

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Retirement of Long-Serving County Cork Church Organist

Late last year – 2020 – Mrs Freda Salter Townshend – organist in the Church of Saint Barrahane, Castletownshend, County Cork for the previous 21 years, retired. From 2004 Freda was also organist in Abbeystrewry Parish Church in Skibbereen. Before … Continue reading

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