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Ignite trio record melodic prayer for Ukraine

The Diocese of East Anglia Ignite Youth Team have recorded a song, as a prayer for peace in Ukraine, set to traditional Irish melody Danny Boy, in time for today’s St Patrick’s Day.

As part of their Third Thursday online assembly for schools, the team, led by Director of Youth Service, Hamish MacQueen, recorded A Prayer for Peace In Ukraine, set to the traditional Irish tune Londonderry Air, which many people know as the song Danny Boy.

Hamish, who wrote the words, said: “I’m sure I’m not alone when I feel helpless at seeing the horrific suffering in Ukraine – but one thing we can do is pray!  We hope this song helps people – young and old – to  pray for peace in Ukraine.”

Hamish was joined by his teenage daughter Trinity, a student at Notre Dame High School in Norwich and a member of St George’s Parish on vocals and on piano by Ray Travasso  from St Mary’s, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

You can hear the song here or below