Courage Can Cry is album about hope over adversity. Its about the triumph of the human spirit when we can lay the ghosts of fear to rest, and dare to journey within, finding the hidden reserves lying within each one of us. These are songs that want to re-discover the courage that lies beneath the surface of the human soul inspired by the lives of many who dared to give a voice to those with none These songs of shelter and hope are also inspired by an ancient French writer Blaise Paschal " we should always keep something beautiful in our hearts.."For when we allow ourselves to stop seeking beauty we surrender to banality and lose our sense of purpose. True we carry many wounds with us but we also carry boundless possibilities within us, that we will discover as we strain toward the light.
Better the heart when courage can cry
Better with words than let secrets lie
For Im hopeless without you
Empty without you
You are the gift and the gain
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.