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

Heywood Community School Presents Grease: 29-30 November 2018

Heywood 2018 Foundation Mass- The Lord is about to enter His temple – Gouzez

The Lord is now about to enter His temple by Gouzez Sung by Heywood Community School Choir at Heywood Foundation Mass 24/10/2018 Quintet on verses Emma Grant Rachel Bonham Jeremiah Aghedo Chris Farrell Mark Deegan
Choir director : Julianne Woods

Heywood 2018 Foundation Mass – Psalm 25 – Lori True

Psalm 25 I lift my soul to you O Lord
Composed by Lori True and sung by Heywood Community School Choir during the Heywood Foundation Mass 24/10/2018.
The choir was accompanied by the Heywood Trad group. The soloist Emma Grant and the choir director and accompanist was Julianne Woods

Heywood 2018 Foundation Mass – Críost Liom Críost Romham – Bernard Sexton

Críost Liom Críost Romham, composed by Bernard Sexton and sSung by Heywood Community School Choir at Heywood Foundation Mass 24/10/2018.

Soloist Rachel Bonham Choir director and accompanist: Julianne Woods

Celebration of the Centenary of the Missionary Society of St Columban

Om Sunday, 14 October, 2018 Bishop Fintan Monahan led the celebration of the centenary of the Columban Missionary family which took place in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart, Co Clare. The Columban Sisters were founded in Kildysart and the Columban Fathers had their first seminary there.

A wonderful choir from the surrounding prishes came together for the occasion. I greatly enjoyed being musical director for the liturgy and working with wonderfully talented singers and musicians.

Litany of the Saints – John Becker

The Litany of Saints by John Becker sung during the liturgy for the opening of the World Meeting of Families at Carlow Cathedral on 21 August 2018. Soloist – Julianne Woods.


Mass on World Peace Day – 23 September 2018


A Joy for all the Earth – World Meeting of Families – Ephram Feely

A joy for all the earth – The anthem for the 2018 World Meeting of Families
Composed by Ephram Feely
Soloist Julianne Woods
Accompanist Ailbhe Kehoe

Heywood Awards Ceremony 2018 – Brady’s and John Dwyer’s Reels

Heywood Community School Awards Ceremony 2018

Bradys and John Dwyers Reels

Heywood Senior Trad Group
Mark Vesey banjo
Rachel Bonham flute
Ian Rowland flute
Caoimhe Murphy Accordion

Heywood Awards Ceremony 2018 – The Parting Glass

Heywood Community School Awards Ceremony 2018
The Parting Glass
Soloist Eoghan Brennan
Piano Julianne Woods
Guitarists Mark Vesey and Ezra Galvin
Heywood Community School Senior Choir