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SONG-POSTS is a current project in which Peter is posting one of his songs each week to a special website where the song can be heard and lyrics/ background info seen. The song will often relate to a feast day, a season or topical theme.


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Fifteen albums/ CDs of Peter's songs and hymns have been published. He has written for adults and for children.  In recent years he has created five DVDs about his long distance walks on the Camino de Santiago,  in Ireland and in the Southern Highlands of Australia.

Checkout Peter's new Song-Posts website. Over twenty songs have been posted so far. Here is the link:

OPT-IN FOR SONG-POSTS: If you'd like to join the 600+ people who have opted-in to receive notifications for each new song-post, simply fill in the adjacent form and click on the submit button. Scroll down for more information on Song-Posts.


Song-Post #09 is a previously unpublished version of 'The Deaths Go On' recorded at this concert. The song is about Aboriginal deaths in custody.
Listen to it here

L-R: Max Burgess, Lindsay Martin, Peter Kearney, Claire Parkhill, Helen Archer


WEEKLY SONG-POSTS: More information: 
Peter Kearney is posting one of his songs each week on a new website. Full lyrics and other information are included with the song. Over 150 of Peter's songs have been published in fifteen different albums. The main aim of Song-Posts is to give his songs an airing, unfamiliar songs perhaps as well as old favourites. The range of songs posted will be broad – some liturgical, some not ... songs for children and others for adults, some songs touching on social-justice themes, others quite light. Not every 'post' will be a winner for you, but there will always a different song coming up, while the project lasts. All songs posted are available for use, all registered with the One License licensing scheme for parishes, schools and other institutions.

Peter understands that most people will just listen to the songs. There is no charge for listening. If anyone wants to download audio or obtain pdf music for a song, this is possible. Links are provided for purchasing these resources for a small fee. Music is an important part of Peter’s livelihood.

TO OPT IN for receiving email notification of each new song-post, simply fill in the simple form on this page, then click on the submit button. In return, Peter will send a welcome message.

CHECK OUT THE SONG-POSTS WEBSITE: Follow the link below. Ignore the blue lettering Download Digital Track etc. There is no charge to listen.
1. Choose a song. 2. Click on the arrow symbol to play. 3. While listening, scroll a little down the screen to follow the lyrics. 
Song-Posts Website link:


published in the Summer 2018 edition of Australian Catholics




Peter writes: "
My music compositions for liturgy, prayer, reflection and education span a period of 52 years (since 1966 when 'Fill My House' was published). Make Me a Song compiles a selection of my hymns and songs originally published as cassette-tapes during the 1980s. There are 36 tracks, including 'Fill My House', 'The Beatitudes', 'Where Is Your Song, my Lord?', 'The Man God Chose', 'Lead Me to Hope', 'My Daughter My Son' and other popular titles. The  tracks are drawn from four cassette albums:

1. 'Where is Your Song, my Lord? 1985 – my bestselling album.
2. 'Turn it All Around' (Songs for Peace and Justice) 1984
3. 'Signs of Hope' 1986 
4. 'The Year of God's Favour?' 1988

For a full track-list and to make orders from my website, follow this link:
NB. The compilation is also available as MAKE ME A SONG CD-ROM containing pdf files for melodies, lyrics, chords, some piano arrangements, background notes for 34 of the 36 songs. The CD-Rom has no audio. The link for the custom CD-Rom is



  • Peter Kearney has been called "a pioneer in contemporary religious song". His earliest hymns 'Fill My House' and 'The Beatitudes' became internationally known and are still widely sung. From 1982 Peter made music his work. As well as writing and publishing he has toured in all Australian states ... and overseas in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the USA to present his workshops and concerts.
  • Fifteen albums of his songs and hymns have been published. He has written for adults and for children and his compositions are included in many hymnals. Several of his titles including Where Is Your Song, my Lord? are included in the 'As One Voice' hymnal. His 'This Is Our School' has been adopted as a school song by hundreds of Australian schools.
  • Peter's earthy songs of justice and peace have been recognised as a distinctive contribution to the modern Church. Many of his songs were inspired through a long friendship with Fr. Ted Kennedy. Fr. Kennedy was priest at St. Vincent's Parish, Redfern in Sydney for 30-years and in that time was known as a fierce advocate and great friend for Aboriginal people. Peter was only nineteen when he first met Ted, who was then the Catholic Chaplain at Sydney University. It was at that time, with Ted's encouragement that Peter wrote 'Fill My House' and 'The Beatitudes'.

    Ted Kennedy in the 1970s 

  • The 'big work' of Peter's creative life Good Morning Good People, a musical-narrative on the life of St. Francis of Assisi, has been presented all over Australia. There have been over forty GMGP concerts in the United Kingdom and Ireland.



  • In recent years Peter has combined two interests - walking and photography - to create DVDs and live audio-visual presentations that weave music with his narration and photographs. He has walked two 700km+ sections of the pilgrimage paths known as the Camino de Santiago (to the burial place of St. James the Apostle in north-west Spain).

Five of Peter's walk DVDs are available:

  1. Walking the Camino (Spain) 
  2. Ultreia - a Camino in France 
  3. Surprising Ireland, Deeper Home
  4. The Kerry Way (Ireland)
  5. Side Tracks of the Southern Highlands (Australia)

Peter walking the Camino in Spain


This is Peter's new website - launched January 2020. If you find any url links that do not work - or which take you to the wrong page, Peter would be grateful if you could email him so he can make corrections.

In Tune with the Holy Spirit - Article on Peter Kearney. Written by Tracey Edstein for a 2019 edition of the 'Australian Catholics' magazine. 566 KB