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Thread #94716   Message #1835832
Posted By: Joe Offer
16-Sep-06 - 04:26 AM
Thread Name: 'Danny Boy' at Catholic funeral
Subject: RE: 'Danny Boy' at Catholic funeral
Sorry, Les. It was Greg's comment about liturgists in a hurry to play golf that I was responding to. But sometimes I get confused...

In general, I have to say that there aren't major problems with music in most weddings and funerals. The musician usually offers the family a list of songs to choose from, and the family makes their choices. Sometimes, there's a request for something else, and sometimes those requests are rejected - but more often they're accepted or a reasonable substitute offered.

Our choir director was asked to sing Our Lady of Knock at an Irish-American funeral a couple of weeks ago. She didn't know it and thought it was corny, but she learned it - and she was thrilled by the warm reception the family gave her singing. I think the song is corny, too - but I'd probably agree to sing it. I kinda like corny songs.

-Joe-