Parish Musicians

Celebrating 50 years in 2022, Rathmines Parish Folk Group started in the Parish in October 1972. Since then, over 200 people have been members of the Folk Group, and more than 25 priests have been involved from the Parish. In addition to singing at the 6pm Sunday Mass, the group have been regularly asked to sing in other parishes, or at fund-raising events, as well as television appearances. In 1997 the Group was presented with a Papal Blessing for its contribution to the Parish.

The Folk Group can be contacted via email on:


John Hughes is the resident organist in Rathmines Parish where he began his career in 1961. John has a distinguished career in music, including as former resident organist in Beechwood Avenue Church, Mount Argus Church, Musical Director of the Dublin Symphony Orchestra and as a conductor and producer with RTÉ.

For bookings and enquires John can be contacted via email on: 



Eoin McCormack is a classically trained guitarist, vocalist, and saxophonist who regularly accompanies Mass in Rathmines Church.
Eoin has performed for Masses broadcast on RTÉ and is formerly a professional saxophonist with the Army Band. Eoin has an extensive repertoire of songs and hymns and has accompanied many weddings, funerals, and other events and services. 

For bookings and enquiries Eoin can be contacted on: