Sinead produces documentary on the positive effects of chant music

Sinead Butler.

Mallow resident Sinead Butler, a 23-year-old recent graduate of Mary Immaculate College, has created two radio and film documentaries, with one film project premiering at the Belltable Theatre in Limerick. Sinead is currently exploring new media opportunities in which to establish herself in the sector. ‘Chanting Traditions’ explores the benefits and power of chant music, and discusses the history and effectiveness of chant. It examines believers’ claims that it can heal and improve a person’s wellbeing. The programme draws parallels to the Irish tradition of songs being handed down from generation to generation, and how our relationship to the past can enhance a community. The programme was produced by Sinead Butler under the guidance of Wired FM’s manager Ray Burke, with funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. The project, which was financed by a BAI Sound and Vision grant, features contributions from Brother Padraig McIntyre of Glenstal Abbey, acclaimed singer Noirin Ni Riain, student of Chant Avia Gurman, and Mary Immaculate College’s Father Michael Wall. ‘Chanting Tradition’ will be broadcast at 6.30pm today, Thursday, 27th April on 99.9FM in Limerick, and online on