The Story So Far ~
In 2006 Liam Lawton signed with EMI. This was his first foray into the Recording world and his first Album Another World reached platinum status. This was followed by TIME and Christmas Song, both of which also achieved Platinum Status. Liam Lawton was finding his niche and beginning to receive recognition for his song writing ability. Performances include The National Concert Hall Dublin, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall in NY, The Anaheim Convention Centre in LA ,The Paul VI Auditorium at The Vatican , and many of the world’s sacred sites .
He has many TV and Radio performances to his credit and his songs have been translated into Swedish, German, French, Tagalog and Italian. Being a Roman Catholic Priest many of Liam’s Liturgical pieces have been translated and used throughout the world in sacred rituals and liturgies.
Orchestral music is widely featured in Liam’s music and in 2016 he released the first of 2 orchestral Recordings beautiful arranged by his musical Director and long time collaborator Mark Cahill. LUMINA Vol I was recorded in Prague with the Prague FILMharmonic Orchestra followed by Vol II in 2018. These collections include some of Liam’s best known and loved songs from his catalogue.
In 2001 while the world mourned the tragic deaths of thousands at the World Trade Centre, Liam’s song ~ The Clouds Veil ~ became a piece that was used considerably by communities throughout New York and further afield. Followers of all faiths and beliefs seemed to embrace its message as an antidote to the tragedy and loss at the time.
The music of Liam Lawton had been consistently issued both in sheet music form and on CD in USA, and Liam had already become one of the most widely respected and leading writers of Choral and Sacred Music, publishing his Liturgical Music with GIA Music, Chicago.
Alongside that his personal appearances and contributions to broader spheres had become highly noted and regarded. However, when on a number of separate occasions he was commissioned to write New Orchestral Suites exclusively for premiere in the world-famous Chicago Symphony Hall, with full orchestra, his status as a respected and singular composer was significantly recognised and assured in a wholly wider field.
For Liam to have Gregory Peck appear as Master of Ceremonies at his first Orchestral premiere of The Shepherd Boy in 2000, was, in his own words “a humbling honour”. This was followed in 2002 by Joan Cusack, and two years later, John Malkovich agreed to narrate Liam’s Symphony Premiere in 2004 which included the inspiring Glendalough Theme. Warm notes from these stars praising his work and music bear testament to the high regard in which he is held in USA.
Liam Lawton however, has always been, and remains, a self-effacing ordinary down to earth man. Although he has had three successful Top 10 albums back home in Ireland, to go alongside his considerable achievements in the USA, his life and his Ministry has never altered and few who didn’t know otherwise would ever think this was a man who has graced some of the leading concert stages of the world.
Forth coming work includes a New Album, a number of song writing commissions, TV Recording and a series of Concerts to be announced later.