ChurchMusic.ie went online in 2008. It is today the largest online database and directory of church musicians performing in Ireland. Musicians listed on this website perform for various church services, such as weddings, funerals and general masses. Denominations include Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland (Anglican), Methodist, Presbyterian etc. In addition, most musicians listed perform at non-religious events, such as civil wedding ceremonies, and a wide variety of corporate/private functions, including concerts.
Dubliner Michael Manners, founder of ChurchMusic.ie, in 2006 had the idea of creating a complete directory of church musicians performing in Ireland – as no such directory existed at the time, either in paper format or online. The directory has grown in the intervening years, and is now the largest database of musicians in Ireland, of any music genre. Michael felt at the time that there was a great need for centralizing Irish musicians on the internet, so that their services could be availed of more readily and easily by the Irish public.
A complete redesign of the website has taken place in 2015, utilizing many of the latest advancements in web and internet technologies (mobile/tablet friendly, enhanced video streaming etc). Musician listings on the ChurchMusic.ie website were historically free of charge, but the start of 2015 has seen the introduction of a minimal subscription fee. The subscription is necessary in order to allow the directory to continue to expand and remain operational into the future.
The aim of the website remains the same as it was when initially conceived – that of providing simple and easy access to Irish church musicians for the Irish public.
Michael is responsible for the overall management and administration of ChurchMusic.ie
John is the developer and designer of ChurchMusic.ie and looks after all the technical aspects of the website.
Lisa takes care of all the accounts administration in addition to marketing strategy and social media.
25th November 2014. Church Music Ireland. All rights reserved.