A leading Scots lay Catholic has claimed the music sung in churches is "lousy" and is the reason why young people have stopped going to Mass.
A leading Scots lay Catholic has claimed the music sung in churches is \"lousy\" and is the reason why young people have stopped going to Mass.
CONCERNED: Joan Dillon, founder of Scotland's Academy of Sacred Music, believes young people can be lifted up by music's transformative power. Picture: Mark Gibson
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Joan Dillon, a Masters graduate of RSAMD (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), also claimed music at Mass was "more rooted in pop music than in sacred traditions" and was often "so bad it distracted people from the true purpose of worship".
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