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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.

pdf files for download

Article on Peter Kearney by Tracey Edstein This article, 'In tune with the Holy Spirit' was published in the Summer 2018 edition of Australian Catholics. Two pages. 566 KB
Good Morning Good People - Short History of a Long Project Peter's account of how his musical-narrative on the life of St. Francis of Assisi, came to be written over many years and eventually be performed at venues in Australia, Ireland and the U.K. Five pages. 94.9 KB
Full catalogue of Peter's music & a-v publications Listing CDs and DVDs that are available from Peter. Orders can be placed by phone, mail or online. 374 KB
Five DVDs - Peter's Camino walks, also in Ireland and Australia. "The photography, background music and Peter's narration really make me feel a part of the walks". (Margaret) / "Music, image, reflection, history, connection - so much pulled together for us to enjoy". (Keith) 875 KB


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PETER'S ONLINE SHOP is closed for reconstruction.
Opening again in the second week of September.

In December (and late November) Peter will be available to lead Christmas Family Concerts with primary school children. He provides a a program of contemporary and traditional songs. Daytime workshops are followed by an enjoyable evening concert presented by Peter and the children. Usually there are two or three or four concert groups singing six or four or three songs each. Enquiries welcome via email.

Follow the link below. A new page will open. (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. 

Here is the Song-Posts link:

Peter has been posting one of his songs each week (most weeks) on the Bandcamp platform.  The series has been building gradually since July 2019. Some tracks have been published for the first time through Song-Posts - for example, Gathered for the Journey, which was written by Peter for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. 

Through the Bandcamp site you can listen to a song, see its lyrics and some background information.

The main aim of Song-Posts is to give Peter's songs a hearing, unfamiliar songs perhaps as well as old favourites. The range of songs posted is broad – some liturgical, some not ... mainly for adults, some for children, some songs touching on social-justice themes or telling the stories of worthy people. 

Not every 'song-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.

You are invited to opt-in to receive notifications of new song-posts.
Just fill in the simple form on this homepage, then click on the submit button. Peter will get back to you with a Welcome and Introduction to Song-Posts message.



  • 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