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Susan Toman has a diverse musical background, one that began at the age of 3 when she first touched a piano. Her masters in piano and doctorate in harpsichord have fused together with a passion for and studies in Celtic music, the harp in particular. Active as a performer of both Baroque and Celtic music, she maintains a teaching studio and teaches online courses for Greenville College (IL). The Irish Blessing was written for her brother’s wedding in 1998, and has been performed with dozens of choirs in North America since. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, you can find her online at

Irish Blessing

by Susan Toman

SA with piano    –    CP 1363   – 3:25
This famous consoling poem has had many settings by composers over the last 100 years. Susan has written a very compelling melody with a lilting piano accompaniment. It goes straight to the heart. Suitable for treble choirs at age, this piece would make a touching closer to any concert.