Ian Callanan


IAN is an accomplished and long-time composer, arranger, score editor and workshop leader. Much of his work is inspired by Ireland’s great musical tradition. This may explain why he was so taken by 'Calm the Soul'  when we first brought it to his attention, and why he wrote the arrangement which has become the basis for the recording. He travelled to Galway during the summer to record us and our brother Franciscans singing the third verse of the song. 

Over the past 10 years Ian has travelled throughout Ireland, Great Britain, Spain and the United States as a concert performer, workshop speaker, and retreat leader in the areas of liturgical music, liturgy and prayer. Without Ian’s expertise and enthusiasm, Calm the Soul would not have been possible.

http://iancallanan.com/

Read about Ian's music collaborators here:



Des Lacey
David Kennedy
Niall Murphy
Shane Mc Vicker
Paul Keegan


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