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Date: 6 August 2017
Knockadoon Music & Liturgy Course 2017


Fr. Fiontan O’Murchu OP along with members of the folk group from St. Mary’s Popes Quay, Cork established this course for young people involved in church music. They realised there was a great need to resource the growing number of “Folk” groups that were emerging across the country and give them access to quality liturgical music as well as giving people an understanding of liturgy. The people involved have changed and the course has been renamed but our vision remains the same. We strive to give participants up to date resources so that they can return to their parishes better able to fulfill their role as music ministers. Participants come from across the island, to learn music from Ireland and across the world, and to have an experience of the many ways we can express our faith through song. From the modern to the traditional Knockadoon seeks to highlight the very best of liturgical music so that participants can return home and choose the ‘right music’ for the ‘rite time’.

During the week long course participants live as a community and it is this as much as the music we sing and the prayer that make it a great experience. Each year over 100 people take part in the course, learning new music, attending tutorials where you can learn a new instrument or develop an existing skill. Each day the whole group comes together in prayer and over the course of the week, all share Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and the Eucharist. The course is delivered by a dynamic group of volunteers whose range of expertise underpin the quality of the participants experience.