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Celtic Psalms

by Kiran Young Wimberly & The McGraths

Recorded in Belfast, N. Ireland, this is an album of paraphrased psalms set to traditional Irish and Scottish melodies. The music is for meditative listening and for use in worship, across community divides.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Psalm 22: My God, My God
Kiran Young Wimberly & The McGraths
4:22 $0.99
2. Psalm 27: The Lord Is My Light
Kiran Young Wimberly & The McGraths
4:27 $0.99
3. Psalm 42: As the Deer Longs for Streams
Kiran Young Wimberly & The McGraths
3:52 $0.99
4. Psalm 46: The God of Jacob
Kiran Young Wimberly & The McGraths
3:51 $0.99
5. Psalm 63: O God, You Are My God
Kiran Young Wimberly & The McGraths
4:03 $0.99
6. Psalm 67: May God Be Gracious
Kiran Young Wimberly & The McGraths
2:57 $0.99
7. Psalm 98, 99, 100: Sing to the Lord
Kiran Young Wimberly & The McGraths
3:43 $0.99
8. Psalm 103: Bless the Lord, O My Soul
Kiran Young Wimberly & The McGraths
2:45 $0.99
9. Psalm 104: Praise the Lord, All the Earth
Kiran Young Wimberly & The McGraths
3:40 $0.99
10. Psalm 121: I Lift My Eyes Up to the Hills
Kiran Young Wimberly & The McGraths
3:51 $0.99
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Album Notes
‘Celtic Psalms‘, an album by Kiran Young Wimberly featuring the voices of the McGrath family, is comprised of Biblical psalms set to traditional Irish and Scottish melodies. Recorded in Belfast, ‘Celtic Psalms’ is intended not only for meditative listening but to encourage the use of traditional music in Christian worship, across community divides. A reflective and uplifting collection, ‘Celtic Psalms’ was produced by renowned multi-instrumentalist Dónal O’Connor of the respected Belfast band ‘At First Light’.

Kiran Young Wimberly is a Presbyterian minister who lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland for over six. After serving in congregational ministry with the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, she began work with the Centre for Celtic Spirituality, an ecumenical nonprofit organisation that looks to Celtic Christian spirituality heritage as common inspiration for Protestants and Catholics. While working with international pilgrimage and study groups, Kiran pursued her keen interest in Irish/Scottish traditional song and its connection to spiritual life. Joining the Belfast Trad singing class and the Belfast Singing Circle, Kiran discovered a wealth of traditional airs and tunes from these lands. Over time, she put together a collection of melodies that she believes are particularly suited for use in worship, and paired them with the sacred words of the Psalms.

Upon completing the arrangements, Kiran asked the McGraths, a family from Dungannon, Co. Tyrone with a heavenly yet natural acoustic sound, to join her in recording these Psalms in a folk/traditional style that would be inspiring for personal listening and meaningful for worship settings. Kiran approached Dónal O’Connor, the highly sought-after producer and fiddle prodigy, to produce and contribute musically to the collection, and together they created an album with soaring Celtic melodies, rich harmonies, and traditional-style instrumentation – a soothing and refreshing version of the Psalms that is both impressive and accessible.

‘Celtic Psalms’ promises to be a long-standing resource for meditation and worship, with timeless wisdom grounded by ancient airs. With its delicate harmonies and instrumentation, this album evokes the Celtic landscapes of Ireland and Scotland with sincerity, integrity and tenderness, and offers a healing balm much needed in today’s world.



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