Young people urged to take part in bible recording

Tuesday February 22nd 2011

Young people from Connor Diocese and across Ireland are being urged to help give the bible a new voice this St Patrick’s Day with an innovative audio recording. 

Ireland’s largest Christian festival, Summer Madness, wants to celebrate St Patrick's Day by producing an audio version of the entire bible using young peoples' voices.

Summer Madness Director John Kee said: “This year is the 400th anniversary of the King James’ version of the bible and our vision is to highlight that the bible is as relevant to young people today as it was 400 years ago.

“We want young people from across Ireland to go to and simply choose and record a chapter from the Bible.  We will then compile it into one complete audio bible that will feature young people from all locations, backgrounds and denominations in Ireland that will be freely available to anyone to download or listen to online.

“It’s a brilliant way to celebrate St Patrick’s heritage in a unique and contemporary fashion.”

The Rt Rev Harold Miller, Church of Ireland Bishop of Down and Dromore has backed the project. He said: “Ireland has a strong Christian heritage, so it is really inspiring to see young people in Ireland continue that tradition with this unique opportunity. 

“They will be giving their own voice to a fantastic message that’s as relevant today as it was to St Patrick.  I wholeheartedly commend this project to all of our youth groups and Parishes in the Dioceses.”

For further information or to take part contact Summer Madness on 028 90673379 or email


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