Loch Garman bands in Lyte celebration
The Loch Garman senior and youth bands will be playing in Taghmon and at St. Iberius Church over the weekend of October 3 and 4 for the 200th anniversary of Henry Francis Lyte's curacy of Taghmon and the annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service.
Henry Francis Lyte, a graduate of Trinity, a poet and a gifted hymn writer, held a curacy in Taghmon parish in 1815-1816.
His most famous and wholly universal hymn, Abide With Me, has been sung at every FA cup final since 1927 as well as for solemn occasions such as those at Remembrance Day commemorations. The Taghmon parishioners are marking the 200th anniversary by singing, in congregation, seven of Lyte's most-loved hymns at their Harvest Thanksgiving, on Saturday, October 3, at 7 p.m.
A small ensemble from the Loch Garman Band will provide the accompaniment for all the hymns at the service, which will be led by Canon Arthur Minion. The following day, Sunday, October 4, the Loch Garman Youth Band will accompany the congregation at St. Iberius Church, Wexford for its annual Harvest Thanksgiving service at 11.15 a.m.