Music Team


Marian Gaynor
Marian is a native of Carlow. Her piano tuition began through the RIAM; she is also an accomplished traditional musician. She began her organ studies at Carlow Cathedral under the late Dr. Karl Seeldrayers and continued with Prof. Gerard Gillen. Marian started out as Organist/Accompanist at the Cathedral under Fr. Liam Lawton and features on several of his earlier recordings. She has travelled and worked with Liam throughout Ireland, Europe and the US as Pianist and Musical Director.

In 2000, Marian succeeded Fr. Liam as Director of Music at the Cathedral. Since then, her primary focus has been on the development of a vibrant musical ministry team and ensuring the highest possible standards in music and liturgy. Marian is a graduate of NUI Maynooth, and holds a Diploma in Arts (Church Music). She studied singing and choral conducting with ABCD (Association British Choral Directors) London, the Estill Voice System and C.M.E. (Choral Music Experience). She also works as a Clinician for the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin, presenting Choir and Song Leadership Programmes. She further works as an outreach Music Educator for primary education, and designs and facilitates music programmes through her own “Musicgym” enterprise. Marian is also Musical & Artistic Director of the Carlow based choir “Cormiosa”.