"GOOD MORNING GOOD PEOPLE!"
A musical presentation on the life of St. Francis of Assisi
"We came hoping to hear something good
and we heard something wonderful".

Fr. Gabriel Kinahan OFM, Guardian, Adam & Eve's, Merchants Quay, Dublin


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'Good Morning Good People!' - Australia 2013/2014.
Invitations and Enquiries welcome. Peter provides attractive publicity material.

TO CONTACT PETER:
PO Box 496, Mittagong, NSW 2575
Phone: (02) 48712284 / Mob 042 5328185
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Notes by Peter Kearney
NATURE of the PRESENTATION
'Good Morning Good People!’ is a journey in song, a sequence of songs, music and narration reflecting on the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Duration: 80 minutes approximately. The program is mainly for adults  - can also be enjoyed by upper-primary, secondary students. Peter tells the story, sings and plays guitar. Sometimes he is accompanied by flautist, Roma Dix and/ or a female vocalist.

Synopsis:  the story tells of  Francis’ youth, imprisonment, an encounter with the Leper, his dedication to the Lady Poverty, his discovery of mission and ascent to the Mountain. Then we meet Clare and hear of Francis’ compassion for the people of the Valley, his encounter with the Wolf of Gubbio and the Stigmata received on the mountain of La Verna. Settings of the Peace Prayer and the Canticle are woven through the story of his last days.

‘Good Morning Good People!’ has  been described as a "moving and prayerful experience". The presentation unfolds seamlessly, with no applause except at conclusion. It is well suited for a Church venue.

COMMENTS:
"An honest and real presentation of the life of the saint focusing on the important aspects of his life".

(Fr. Francis Merlino OFM Cap)

"I thoroughly enjoyed 'Good Morning Good People!'. Congratulations on creating and producing such a delightful, accurate, thought-provoking and musically pleasing interpretation of the life of St. Francis."
(Bishop Peter Ingham, Wollongong Diocese, Australia)

"I value the way it cuts through all the sentimentality of St. Francis that seems to have accumulated over the centuries. It was like seeing through to the person with all his disturbing, challenging and vulnerable faces."
(Joan Saboisky, Wagga Wagga, Australia)


“’Good Morning Good People!' opened a new door to me. I had never heard of St. Francis of Assisi before and I wasn't too keen on reading history books. But you have presented the story in such a way that it makes the history of this incredible man really come alive… I was actually the first in our family to sit down and really listen to the ‘Good Morning Good People!’ CD and while I listened I was so moved I actually wept. After listening non-stop the whole way through I raced to Mum and insisted that she listen. I also warned her that she would cry too, but I knew she'd love it and sure enough she did”

(Skye Tranter, 17yrs, Townsville, Queensland, Australia)

 

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Some GOOD MORNING CONCERTS in recent years

AUSTRALIA 2006-2013
Over a hundred 'Good Morning Good People' concerts presented.

ENGLAND 2008
Tuesday September 16th., 7.30pm., Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
10 Bransford Rd., St. John's, Worcester, Worcs.

Thursday September 18th, 7.30pm., St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church
557-559 High Rd., Woodford Green (London), Essex

Friday September 19th, 8.00pm., Friary Church of the Holy Ghost
Sample Oak Lane, Chilworth, Surrey

Saturday September 20th, 7.00pm., The Chapel
Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury, Kent .

Monday September 22nd, 7.30pm, St. Anthony's Parish Hall
Queens Drive, Mossley Hill, Liverpool

Wednesday September 24th, 7.30pm., St. Clare's Church
186 Victoria Ave., Higher Blackley, Manchester

Thursday September 25th, 7.30pm., St. Edward's Church
Gordon Rd., St. Anne's, Nottingham

Friday September 26th, 7.30pm, Greyfriars Parish Hall
Iffley Rd., Oxford,

Saturday September 27th, 7.30pm., St. Walburge's Church
Weston St. Preston, Lancashire

 

IRELAND 2008
Saturday August 2nd., 8.15pm (after 7.00pm Mass)
The Friary Church, Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath
(part of the Portiuncula Pilgrimage weekend)

Sunday October 5th., 3.00pm
Franciscan Friary Church
Wexford Town

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IRELAND & SCOTLAND 2007

1. Perth, Scotland. Sunday April 29th., St. Mary's Monastery Church, Hatton Rd., Kinnoull.

2. Gorey, Co. Wexford. Thursday May 31st., St. Michael's Church. With Roma Dix on flute

3. Galway City. Friday June 1st., The Abbey, St Francis St. With Roma Dix on flute.

4. Limerick City. Sunday June 3rd., Augustinian Church, O'Connell St.,  With Roma Dix on flute.

5. Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Monday June 4th., St. Mary of the Rosary Church. With Roma Dix on flute. Female vocals: Geraldine Armitage.

6. Roscommon. Tuesday June 5th., Church of the Sacred Heart. With Roma Dix on flute.
7. Moneygall, Co. Offaly. Friday September 7th., St. Joseph's Church, Female vocals: Geraldine Armitage.

8. Mullingar, Co. Westmeath -Tuesday September 18th.,  St. Paul's Church,
9. Rath, Co. Offaly. Saturday, September 22nd. St. John the Baptist Church
10. Dublin - Harold's Cross. Monday, September 24th. Our Lady of the Rosary Church

11. Killarney - Wednesday October 3rd.,The Franciscan Friary Church, Killarney.

12. Glendalough, Co. Wicklow - Friday October 5th., St. Kevin's Church

13. Bunclody, Co. Wexford - Tuesday October 9th., Church of the Most Holy Trinity

The following three concerts featured Shauna Boyle, female vocals
14.
Kildare Town- Tuesday October 16th., 7.30pm. St. Brigid's Parish Church  
15. Clonmel, Co. Tipperary -Wednesday October 17th., 7.30pm. Franciscan Friary Church
16. Dublin - Priorswood. Friday October 19th., 7.30pm. St. Francis of Assisi Church

17. Wexford - Clonard- Sunday October 28th., 3.00pm. Church of the Annunciation
18. Ballyduggan, Co. Galway. Friday November 9th.,St. Jarlath's Church, Ballyduggan (near Loughrea).

19. Naas, Co. Kildare Tuesday November 13th., Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane.
20. Dublin - Marley Grange. Friday November 16th., The Divine Word Church, Marley Grange.

21. Castlebridge, Co. Wexford. Wednesday December 5th., St. Ibar's Church

IRELAND 2004:
CAVAN: Kilnacrott Abbey, May 23
CORK: Church of the Ascension - Capuchin Parish, Gurranabraher, May 31
DUBLIN: St Francis of Assisi Capuchin Church, Priorswood, June 3
ABBEYLARA Co. Longford: St. Bernard's Church Abbeylara, August 6
KILLARNEY: Franciscan Friary Church, August 11 (feast of St. Clare)
GLASGOW: Blessed John Duns Scotus Franciscan Church, August 23
EDINBURGH: St. Teresa's Franciscan Church, August 24
MULTYFARNHAM: Franciscan Friary Church, September 8
ATHLONE: Franciscan Friary Church, September 10
DUBLIN: Adam and Eve's Church, September 15
ENNIS: Franciscan Friary Church, September 17
GALWAY: The Franciscan Abbey, September 30
CARLOW: St. Clare's Church, Graiguecullen, October 4
NURNEY Co. Kildare: Sacred Heart Church, October 5
WEXFORD: The Franciscan Friary Church, October 12
CLONMEL: Franciscan Friary Church, October 13
CREESLOUGH Co. Donegal: Capuchin Church, October 26
COALISLAND Co. Tyrone: St. Patrick's Church, Clonoe. October 28

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