Music video: An Irish Blessing launched on Pentecost Sunday

  • Jo Siedlecka

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More than 300 singers and musicians give a powerful rendition of An Irish Blessing, launched on Youtube for Pentecost Sunday.

The music video is especially dedicated to every healthcare worker in Ireland working with Covid-19 patients - and all the people of Ireland.

Participants include Moya Brennan, the Priests, brothers Fr Eugene and Fr Martin O'Hagan and Fr Martin Delargy together with school, church and community choirs.

The project was organised by Philip McKinley, a former chaplain at Dublin City University, who now in training for priesthood in the Church of Ireland, and Fr Martin Magill, parish priest of St John the Evangelist in the Falls Road, Belfast.

Fr Magill was the priest who delivered the homily at the funeral of journalist Lyra McKee last year, following her murder in Derry. Addressing the congregation of cross-community political leaders that day, he asked: "Why in God's name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman with her whole life in front of her to get us to this point?"

The Irish Blessing video is based on the ancient Irish hymn 'Be Thou My Vision', with words written by Saint Patrick. There is also some traditional dancing and blessings read in several different languages.

See the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TascsWZPj8U


Tags: Lyra McKee, Moya Brennan, The Priests, Fr Eugene O'Hagan, Fr Martin O'Hagan, Fr Martin Delargy, Fr Martin Magill, Philip McKinley

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