Inspired by some of the most beautiful texts of those mystics who constantly sought a divine encounter with God, the music and lyrics of Castle of the Soul call to us and encourage us to discover our own “interior castle” or “soul within.” Songs like “Into the Quiet, God Calls You,” “Our Hearts Are Restless,” and the title track, “Castle of the Soul,” all express our deep longing for God's existence in our lives.
“They are an invitation to all who live in a world of pressure and deadlines to come away into the quiet and discover the eternal beauty of God's presence.” —Tony Alonso and Liam Lawton
This recording is filled with gentle, meditative music that will draw you on a journey ever inward to find your own castle of the soul. Accept God's invitation—enter in. Premiered at the LA Congress in 2011
1. Castle of the Soul
2. Into the Quiet, God Calls You
3. Create in Me/Crea en Mi
4. So Longs My Soul
5. Our Hearts Are Restless
6. I Am Standing Waiting
7. With Great Love
8. Veni, Sancte Spiritus
9. Laudamus Te
10. And Jesus Said
11. Even We Praise You
12. Christ Has No Body Now But Yours
For the past number of years Liam Lawton has been writing, composing and performing his unique style of inspirational music. In March 2004 Liam's talents were recognized by recording giant EMI who signed him for a number of albums. His EMI debut Another World was released in Ireland later that year featuring guest artists as Brian Kennedy, The Celtic Tenors, Fionnuala Sherry of Secret Garden, Moya Brennan, Eimear Quinn, Roisin O'Reilly amongst others. This album achieved double platinum status and was followed by his second album Time which also was hugely successful. Time was recorded with the National Philharmonic Orchestra in the beautiful city of Prague with arrangements by well known Chicago Symphony arranger Gary Fry. Liam's third album Christmas Song includes a collection of Liam's own favourite Christmas pieces with some new original music also.
Liam Lawton's music has been recognized for its unique quality. His poetic lyrics are inspired by many sources including the ancient texts of Celtic Ireland, he is also at home writing contemporary music. Much of Liam's inspiration is drawn from the landscape of Ireland with its own dark and rich history. His melodies are full of pathos and can stir the heart and his music has been used in many an auspicious occasions for example the memorial services of 9/11 to concerts in such places as the Vatican, The White House and The Chicago Symphony Hall to the weddings of pop stars and glitterati. Liam's choral music is used by choirs all over the English speaking world and has been translated into Spanish, German and Swedish.