A unique CD called, Tradoration …with a Father’s Heart, compiled by Fr Colm Mannion and Trían O’Riordan. This lovely compilation combines traditional music with reflections on the great prayer of the Church, the Holy Rosary. It also features an accompanying booklet with evocative artwork by William Nathans.
Dedicated to St Joseph, the contributors are in his image, ‘humble men of faith across Ireland’. Their words are touching and by their very simplicity draw us into the depth of what it really means to live your life for God; to know you are not on your own and to entrust yourself to Jesus and to the care of Our Lady.
The haunting background music acts as a complement to memories of life in Ireland at a time when people did not behave as if they no longer had need of God. It is an uplifting reminder of the real meaning of the journey we call ‘life’, and a celebration of how true devotion consoles in times of difficulty and also opens the eyes to the simple beauty of the world God gave us.
Please see back cover for more details.
Fascinating personal experiences set to beautiful instrumental music. The array of instruments is dizzying; piano, Irish flute, tin whistle, bouzouki, fiddle, accordion, low Whistle, Russian harp, banjo, Church organ, bodhran, guitar, baritone ukulele, mandolin and fiddle mandolin, and probably some more. But the music is simple and unobtrusive.
Beauty seems to be the intention and it meets the brief. I felt invited to contemplate the stories I was hearing supported by music that at times is truly transcendental.
“Jesus and Mary Were There For Me” and “Thanks for the Day” stood out for me. And “The Scourging Goes On”.
I’ll be listening to this for a long time to come.