A Requiem Mass with music composed by Odhran O Casaide and featuring the voice of Sibéal Ní Casaide, to commemorate all those who died in 1916, will take place in Knock Basilica this Sunday, November 6 at 12pm. The special Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry.
The Mass, entitled Requiem 1916 Marbhna, sets out to explore the beauty of sean nós voice, together with chamber choir and orchestra, classical solo voices, traditional and early music instruments. The blend of Irish and classical music reflects two great musical traditions in Ireland at the time of the Rising. The musical motifs are carried seamlessly from genre to genre. It is the first orchestral setting of a Dies Irae in the Irish language. All are welcome to attend this special Mass.