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“Music is a Priesthood”

Posted in: General,Interviews by Tom Beaudoin on September 14, 2013

I wonder what Sinead O’Connor means by that. She is quoted to that effect in a July interview with Rolling Stone here.

Here is an interview with Ms. O’Connor about her religious/spiritual life, from Catholicism to “Fiddler on the Roof” to the Book of Job.

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It is rare nowadays to see this kind of extended conversation with a renowned musician on religious topics. Sinead O’Connor seems to be one of the few prominent musicians integrating a searching theological sensibility with popular music.

Here she is covering Curtis Mayfield’s “Jesus” in New York City in July:

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And here is another version one year earlier in NYC. (Thanks I.F. for the tip.)

Tommy Beaudoin, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

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