Welcome to the official Liam Lawton website
Defining Liam Lawton’s music is not as clear- cut as one might expect. He is at home as a solo performer with his Band as he is singing with a Choir or with an Orchestra but where he is most at home, is performing his own music.
His music has been called spiritual, haunting, evocative, celtic, liturgical and numinous. It has an unpretentious connection with the world around but is also steeped in a melodic tradition that reflects the pathos and struggle of the culture and history he comes from. He has been called “a master of melody” but shuns such descriptions. “I always worry that each new song will have a uniqueness about it, and wont have been replayed from a previous existence” ~ difficult when you record 14 collections !
Lawton is most at home when collaborating with Mark Cahill, his musical partner. “He ~ Mark, helps me to frame my songs in beautiful arrangements and breathe different life into them, sometimes taking them into previously unchartered waters but I know that he also values my opinion, which is why we work well together” .
His music has found all kinds of platforms, public and private and can be found in many different cultures, languages and places. “The most profound and satisfying experience is to know that a piece of music that I have struggled with may give hope and consolation to hurting hearts in obscure places, that I will probably never hear about, and that’s part of the blessing also”
He will always include some music in his native Irish language “ I count myself very fortunate to come from a culture that has its own rich and beautiful language which is steeped in spirituality. We are the keepers of tradition and if we don’t value and protect this legacy, who will hand it down to future generations?”
Song and Story are vital ingredients in the compositions and performances of Liam Lawton. One cannot exist without the other and leads to a unique live experience in concert. “I am surrounded by a great team on stage and off who make music making a real blessing. God has indeed blessed me” !