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Monday, September 19, 2011

Nóirín Ní Riain and Glenstal Abbey

Fr. Anthony Ruff mentioned Glenstal Abbey in a recent post at Pray Tell, and I followed his link to the abbey's site. There I found mention of a workshop given by Nóirín Ní Riain ...

...an Irish singer, writer, teacher, theologian and an authority on Gregorian Chant ... and gives workshops about "Sound as a Spiritual Experience" .... As a child, Nóirín often visited Glenstal Abbey in Murroe to listen to the chants of the Benedictine monks. Later she performed and made several recordings with them under which the trilogy: Vox Clamantis in Deserto (Caoineadh na Maighdine), Vox Populi (Good People All) and Vox de Nube (A Voice from the Cloud).

Here's a video fo her singing with some of the monks of Glenstal Abbey .....



And here's her Song of the Pooka ....




2 Comments:

Blogger Dina said...

Crystal, yes, thanks for the reminder about your nice post; I remember now.
You introduced Nóirín Ní Riain, the Irish singer, writer, teacher, theologian and authority on Gregorian Chant.

You know, now I make the connection! During the Rite for the installation of the new Abbot, a little schola formed near a side chapel--a woman singing with a man in a red robe and one monk and two or three other singers. I think this woman was Nóirín Ní Riain!

8:45 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

How interesting :)

2:11 PM  

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