Kiran Wimberly Brings Sound of Ireland to Hardin-Simmons Chapel

 

Kiran Wimberly performed her unique Celtic Psalms during chapel on Tuesday in Behrens Auditorium. Wimberly is currently living in New Jersey but has ties to the Hardin-Simmons University community through the Baptist Student Ministry and the Chaplain’s office.

Wimberly spoke about her time abroad saying “when I was in Ireland I became infatuated with Irish music and I really wanted to hear it in the church.” She went on to say about Irish music, “I think there is a place for it here.”

She decided to do something about the absence of Irish music in churches and “set a bunch of Irish and Scottish melodies to the Psalms in the Bible.” Speaking about her love for the Psalms, Wimberly said, “I have always turned to the Psalms as prayers.”

There were songs covering a range of themes including praising God, sorrow, the transition from sorrow to joy, differences, the Old Testament, and remembering what God has done for his people. “The Psalmist wrote about all of these things, so they all have a place,” Wimberly said.  

 

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