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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 ... 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 ....


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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