Publisher: Veritas (January 30, 2001)
Rev. Lawton is known for beautiful melodies and texts that are strikingly simple to learn. In short, The Cloud’s Veil is ideal music for congregational participation. His work gives life to the great and beautiful history of his homeland, Ireland, using the ancient prayers and traditions as the main source of inspiration for his melodies and texts. The Clouds Veil embodies a great sense of joy with melodic tunes suitable for all congregations, mixing both contemporary and traditional instruments.
The already top-selling title song touches on the presence of God and our complete trust in the Almighty One. Mass of the Celtic Saints was written as “a dance of joy to the God of life” and beautifully acheives its purpose.
1. Holy is God
2. Psalm 98: Sing a Song to the Lord
3. I Will Be the Vine The Clouds Veil
4. On the Journey
6. Hiding Place
7. Sail the Soul
8. Mass of the Celtic Saints
Glory to God
Lamb of God
ABOUT THE MUSICIAN
For the past number of years Liam Lawton has been writing, composing and performing his unique style of inspirational music. In March 2004 Liams talents were recognized by recording giant EMI who signed him for a number of albums. His EMI debut Another World was released in Ireland later that year featuring guest artists as Brian Kennedy, The Celtic Tenors, Fionnuala Sherry of Secret Garden, Moya Brennan, Eimear Quinn, Roisin OReilly amongst others. This album achieved double platinum status and was followed by his second album Time which also was hugely successful. Time was recorded with the National Philharmonic Orchestra in the beautiful city of Prague with arrangements by well known Chicago Symphony arranger Gary Fry. Liams third album Christmas Song includes a collection of Liams own favourite Christmas pieces with some new original music also.
Liam Lawtons music has been recognized for its unique quality. His poetic lyrics are inspired by many sources including the ancient texts of Celtic Ireland, he is also at home writing contemporary music. Much of Liams inspiration is drawn from the landscape of Ireland with its own dark and rich history. His melodies are full of pathos and can stir the heart and his music has been used in many an auspicious occasions for example the memorial services of 9/11 to concerts in such places as the Vatican, The White House and The Chicago Symphony Hall to the weddings of pop stars and glitterati. Liams choral music is used by choirs all over the English speaking world and has been translated into Spanish, German and Swedish.