Songs of Stephen

September 28, 2011 in General, News

wonder_world_01In the good old days when Stephen Redmond SJ was teaching English and History in the young Gonzaga, he was also writing music. In 1968 his Irish song Gleann na Smól was in the final few from which Ireland’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest was chosen. Over the years (many years – Stephen is 91) he has written many other songs both in Ireland and later in Zambia, where he ran a weekly radio programme. He has published a selection in a CD called Wonder World, Songs for children and the young in heart. The lyrics are by various poets, including four poems by Stephen himself. He wrote and performed (piano and voice) all the music. Proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to Third World charities.