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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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SONG-POSTS:  
Peter Kearney is posting one of his songs each week on a special Song-Posts site where you can listen to the song, see the lyrics and background information on 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 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.

TO OPT IN to receive song-posts, 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: https://peterkearney.bandcamp.com/

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TRACEY EDSTEIN ARTICLE on PETER KEARNEY. Link below:
published in the Summer 2018 edition of Australian Catholics
Australian_Catholic_Article_on_Peter_Kearney.pdf

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  • 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.
     

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 AUDIO-VISUAL - DVDs & LIVE PRESENTATIONS

  • 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

 

SONG-POSTS VOLUME ONE - 15 Tracks

Peter Kearney

A compilation of fifteen of the earliest Song-Posts by Peter Kearney. These re-mastered racks have been drawn from various albums by Peter. Two tracks - 'The Deaths Go On (Live)' and 'Seasons of Life' are published here for the first time.
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