Welcome to my website. Here you will find details of my musical compositions and details of upcoming events. As a Holy Faith Sister, my faith is central to my music ministry. As a choral director, I endeavour to share my music in a variety of ways and situations. In addition to my compositions in liturgical and sacred music, I draw on many of life’s experiences for much of the inspirational music in my repertoire.
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
— Pabio Casals
MARY - COURAGEOUS ONE
Marie Dunne CHF
Marie released a collection of hymns in December entitled Mary Courageous One. It is a compilation of previously composed pieces with a Marian theme. The pieces are performed by a variety of singers: Patricia Bourke D’Souza, Linda Ledwidge and Katie O’Flaherty.
The CD is available at Knock Book Shop, Co Mayo and at the Divine Master Liturgical Centre, Blackrock, Dublin. It can also be sourced from Faithstar Publications through this website.
The album will be available online at Spotify, iTunes and other social media outlets at the end of January.
A New Year Thought
I said to the man who stood
at the gate of the year,
‘Give me a light that I may tread
Safely into the unknown.’
And he replied,
‘Go into the darkness
and put your hand into the hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light
and safer than a known way.’
The Gate of the year
Minnie Louise Haskins -1908
A CANDLE FOR YOU -
Marie shares this new video of A CANDLE FOR YOU. While the song has been sung at many events over the years since it was composed in 2012, this latest video recording has been specially created at this time when there is so much darkness and uncertainty around for so many people.
It is beautifully performed by Celine Byrne and produced and arranged by Mark Cahill. The filming and editing has been done by Aidan Farrelly. The filming took place in St. Patrick’s Church, Celbridge.
The CD is available at Faithstar Publications.
The audio is available at Spotify and iTunes.
Songs of the Heart
Love’s Journey is an EP of songs composed by Marie Dunne CHF. The lyrics reflect the theme of love, commitment, and friendship, while acknowledging the strength and hope one can draw from another in difficult times. In addition to these themes, the songs In Their Memory and Beyond the Rainbow honour the memory of loved ones who have passed on, but whose love has left an everlasting imprint on the hearts of those who travelled love’s journey with them.
All music and lyrics are by Marie Dunne. Vocals on the EP are by Sarah Gordon and Eugene Ginty.
The EP is available on CD at Faithstar Music through email@example.com
It will be available on iTunes and Spotify early September.
Music Score will also be available in September from the above address
NEW HYMN IN HONOUR OF ST JOSPEPH
Continuing this special year dedicated to Saint Joseph, this is the latest recording of the song Joseph Ever Faithful. This version of the song has been produced in conjunction with the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God. The audio of this recording is available on Spotify and iTunes. The CD and sheet music is available from Faithstar Publications at firstname.lastname@example.org
JOURNEY TO YOUR HEART
At this time, many are suffering the recent loss of loved ones, where their pain is most felt in their hearts. While the heart indeed is a special place, it is also a sacred place, where at its deepest, we can find love and strength in the heartbreak, the sadness and in the memories of loved ones we have lost. This song - Journey to Your Heart - invites us to take that journey into our heart, knowing we are not alone on the journey, and where we will find the One who loves us waiting for us.