Portarlington-born singer, songwriter, and pianist Tom Conroy, aka Piano Man Tom, has completed composing a new mass setting called “St. Michael's Celebration.”
This new Mass setting is scheduled to be part of a live celebration of Mass on RTE One TV and RTE Radio 1 Extra on Sunday, October 30.
Fr. Pat Hughes will lead the worship and St. Michael's Folk Choir will feature many talented singers from Portarlington, as well as from Clonaslee and the surrounding areas in Laois and Offaly.
Work on the new music and hymns began in the middle of 2015 and was completed in August, 2016.
This is the second Mass setting that Tom has composed. “The Brittas Mass” was created in Clonaslee, Co. Laois from 2011-2013 and was broadcast live on RTE One TV in 2013 as part of a special Mass in honour of the Bi-Centenary of “St. Manman's .
Tom also recently released his second full studio album of his own original songs called “Make A Wish”, which features the popular “Diana's Royal Child” as well as nine other songs.