RISEN FOLK GROUP
Contact: Paul O’Raw 087 2317204 or Grace Foley 087 6710087
Risen Folk Group, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road
Risen sing in the folk group style and use a wide range of material, contemporary christian songs, spiritual, modern, traditional etc. Their singing is greatly appreciated by all and enhances the liturgy. It is a group of mixed ages with a common desire to contribute to parish life through meaningful songs and quality music in the church. As well as the normal weekend masses the group is very involved in The Way of The Cross on Good Friday and in the Christmas Eve. Risen sing at the 2nd and 4th Saturday vigil masses of the month (7.30). Members must be over 18, have experience at singing or playing an instrument. Contact Paul O’Raw at 087 2317204 or Grace Foley 087 6710087.
CANTORS – ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL
Contact: Declan Walsh
The Cathedral Cantors lead the congregational singing at weekend masses in St Mary’s Cathedral, in particular 6.15pm vigil and 12noon. Their ministry involves learning new hymns, mass settings, psalms and singing music appropriate to the liturgical season. They rehearse individually each week and rotate on a weekly basis. Anyone interested in becoming a Cantor, please contact the numbers above.
CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION CHOIR
Contact: Sr Carmel Flynn
Music ministry in the Church of the Resurrection consists of a group of singers and instrumentalists who lead the singing every Sunday morning 11am Mass. They love to hear the entire congregation singing! To this end, they see their role as leaders in the area of participative singing on the part of the entire church. They regularly ask members of their group to lead the singing from the microphone to encourage congregational singing. They also sing at many celebrations outside Sunday mass, including carol singing and various other celebrations marking special occasions. They hope that in the future they may recruit new singers and instrumentalists and new members are always most welcome.
THE FRIARY FOLK GROUP
Contact: Derek O Leary
The Killarney Friary Folk Group was established over 20 years ago to enhance the services associated with the Franciscan Friary, Killarney. The group also participates in local events such as carol services, youth masses and also engages with a wide variety of charity projects including 3 CDs of liturgical music and songs. They have raised over €50,000 for local charities to date. It has had many members over the years but it has also held many members over the last 20 years – so the group have a mix of experienced veterans and enthusiastic new members. This dynamic and friendly group are always looking for new members to join!
MUCKROSS CHURCH CHOIR
Muckross Church Choir lead the singing every Sunday 9.30am mass in Muckross Church. They also sing during Holy days of obligation and at funeral masses. They meet regularly to rehearse with Sr Pauline.
ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR
Contact: Aiden O’Carroll
Killarney Cathedral Choir is a mixed voices choir that provides the music for the Sunday Mass 10:30am and for the other Feasts and Solemnities throughout the year, both in the Cathedral and throughout the Parish. Its members, many of whom have family involvement that stretches through many generations, are committed to enhancing the liturgies – this also includes all funeral Masses in the Cathedral. Each year, the Cathedral Choir participates in the annual Christmas Carol Service and are current holders of the Church Choir Competition title for 2012 from the Limerick Choral festival. Killarney Cathedral Choir is directed by Aiden O’Carroll and accompanied on Organ by Ulla Latimer.