IEC2012 – Liam Lawton concert

by | Jun 15, 2012 | Music, ZZ_All

Liam Lawton

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It is now just over 20 years since his music was first published, in the USA. From Edenderry, Co Offaly, Liam went to study arts in Maynooth, then took a different route and studied Theology. In 1984 he was ordained as a Priest for Kildare & Leighlin. He lives in Carlow.

Liam is in many ways one of Ireland best kept secrets, and many of his achievements outside Ireland have passed almost unnoticed. He has never been one to push his works.

In his career to date he has composed a number of Orchestral Suites for Chicago Symphony Hall, the last one presented and narrated by John Malkowich. Some years before that, Gregory Peck was narrator at another Liam Symphony Hall Premiere. His song Cloud’s Veil was adopted as an anthem and performed in churches of all denominations across New York and the United States in the months following 9/11. To this day it is performed at events across America associated with the Twin Towers tragedy. In one single day in the week following 9/11, Clouds Veil had the record number of downloads ever up to that time. Clouds Veil will be used extensively all across USA this coming September at 9/11 special anniversary commemorative events.

His music has been translated and recorded in territories all over the world, the most recent being two full recording collections by different acts, one in Sweden; one in Norway One of his songs recorded by an act called State in Norway went to top of charts there, and is being released in Germany soon.

Orchestral Works; new Irish Music; all his own Songs; Books – his last Book Hope Prayer was a best selling hardback. Best selling albums of his own on EMI, and dozens of recordings on release in USA. His most recent album Courage Can Cry was conceived in Africa, and reflects his continuing love of Poetic lyrics, and the Irish Spiritual touch.

Liam’s writings encompass all media. His own concert performances have taken place in an eclectic range of venues, including:Annaheim Convention Centre, Los Angeles; the Downtown Park, Toronto; the Berkelee Center, Boston; the Vatican; Chicago Symphony Hall; Carnegie Hall; Rudolfinum, Prague.