Ian Callanan

Ian Callanan
Born (1971-03-17) 17 March 1971 (age 46)
Cork, Ireland
Genres Contemporary Christian, Catholic, Liturgical
Occupation(s) Composer, Songwriter, Liturgist, Author
Instruments Piano, guitar
Years active 1990 - present
LabelsGIA Publications


Ian Callanan (given birth to 17 March 1971 in Cork, Ireland), is a author of Catholic liturgical music and a modern Christian songwriter most widely known for composing the hymn “Comfort and ease My People” and “Take and Eat, That is my own body”.

In his own terms, Callanan is "among Ireland’s leading composers of liturgical music. He hails type Cork and continues to be associated with liturgical music his lifetime. He continues to be composing music for over twenty years and lately has created his first documenting for GIA Magazines in america. He's an achieved composer, arranger, rating editor and workshop innovator. Callanan's own functions are influenced by Ireland's musical custom. The recognition of his music offers led to a lot of it being utilized and sung in the countless varied dialects throughout Europe. A lot of his music continues to be used for tv and radio broadcasts in Ireland.He keeps an honours experts' level in Religious beliefs and Tradition from Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin and an honours level in Music from NUI Maynooth. He's an active person in the Dublin Diocesan Music Commission rate as well to be musical movie director for his program Music Ministry Collectively, a liturgical music development program for youngsters and adults as well. He's also the movie director from the “Emmanuel” colleges programme, that involves over 2,500 supplementary (senior high school) college students, learning fresh liturgical music, culminating inside a celebration concert.Callanan spent some time working using the composer Liam Lawton, planning, producing and saving a few of his earlier functions. He in addition has caused Davis Haas and Lori Accurate.

The Source of Life

THE FOUNDATION of Life continues to be referred to as 'a surprisingly powerful assortment of thirteen songs celebrating the Liturgical year'.

In Beauty We Walk

In Beauty We Walk may be the latest collection,


Wintertime Skies (1997) Veritas Magazines THE FOUNDATION of Lifestyle (2009) GIA Magazines In Beauty We Walk (2012) GIA Publications