Welcome to Julianne Woods’ Website


Welcome to my website. I would like to share with you my love of sacred music.

While my principal instruments are voice and piano, I also enjoy playing the harp, organ and concertina. I compose and arrange sacred music.

I taught music at the Royal School, Cavan from 2003 until 2014. I am currently a music teacher at Heywood Community School, Ballinakill, Co Laois where I direct the music for school liturgies. I am a member of the Kildare and Leighlin Diocesan Choir and the Carlow Cathedral Choir. I perform at weddings and other liturgies. I was responsible for sacred music ministry at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome during their summer pilgrimage programme from 2006 until 2015. I have collaborated with Fr Liam Lawton in animating retreats for music ministers in 2012, 2014 and 2016 at the Irish College, Rome and led the liturgical music on pilgrimages to Lourdes, Knock and Rome.

I hope that you enjoy exploring the wonderful world of sacred music with me.

Copyright Julianne Woods

Psalm 21 My God My God Liam Lawton

Psalm 21 My God My God
Composed by Liam Lawton
Sung by Julianne Woods at the Pontifical Irish College Rome on Palm Sunday 14th April, 2019.
Accompanied by Fabiola on organ.

Psalm 116 Our Blessing Cup Alonso & Mahler

Psalm 116 Our Blessing Cup written by Tony Alonso & Michael Mahler
Sung on Holy Thursday 18 April, 2019 by Julianne Woods and the Carlow Cathedral Choir, accompanied by Marian Gaynor on piano and Frank O Donnell on organ


Éamonn an Chnoic is a traditional Irish tune played by Julianne Woods (organ) and Sandra Deegan (tin whistle) as a post communion reflection during Palm Sunday Mass (14 April, 2019) at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome

Nella Fantasia – Heywood Community School Choir

Nella Fantasia” (“In My Fantasy”) is a song sung in Italian based on the theme  “Gabriel’s Oboe” from the film The Mission (1986). With music by composer Ennio Morricone and lyrics by Chiara Ferraù,

Sung by Heywood Community School choir at our fundraiser fashion show on Friday 15 March 2019

Soprano soloist Emma Grant

Tenor soloist Mark Deegan

Choir director and accompanist Julianne Woods

The Parting Glass – Heywood Community School Choir

The Parting Glass” is a Scottish traditional song, often sung at the end of a gathering of friends.

Performed by Heywood School Choir at the Fashion Show School development fundraiser event.

Soloist Rachel Bonham

Musical Director and accompanist Julianne Woods

Shallow – Heywood Choir

Shallow”  written by Lady Gaga with Andrew WyattAnthony Rossomando and Mark Ronson,

Performed by Heywood School Choir at the Fashion Show fundraiser in aid of Heywood School Development on 15 March, 2019..

Tenor Soloist: Mark Deegan

Mezzo Soprano Soloist: Ciara Lalor

Choir Director and accompanist: Julianne Woods

Choral arrangement composed by Julianne Woods.

Psalm 51 “Be Merciful O Lord” (Stephen Pishner)

Psalm 51 “Be Merciful O Lord” (Stephen Pishner)

Soloist Julianne Woods

Carlow Cathedral choir

Accompanied by Frank O Donnell on organ

First Sunday of Lent (10 March) 2019

Psalm 138 – In the Sight of the Angels – Steven Warner

Psalm 138
Composed by Steven Warner
Sung by Julianne Woods
Accompanied by Frank O Donnell on organ
Carlow Cathedral choir
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – C
10 February 2019

Heywood Community School – 2018 Musical – Grease


Jerusalem – 2018 Heywood Carol Service

‘Jerusalem’ attributed to Bewerunge
Sung by Heywood Community School chamber choir during the 2018 advent liturgy with carols
Soloist Mark Deegan

Choir director Julianne Woods