Video: A Special Performance

Newry Cathedral News

Salve rociera, performed during the nightly Newry Cathedral Parish Facebook Live broadcast by seminarians Juan Jesus Gonzalez and Callum Young to mark the last day of May 2020.

Salve rociera or Salve a la Virgen del Rocío or Salve del olé is a famous Andalusian Catholic prayer song. The lyrics are written by Rafael de León (es) and the music is by Manuel Pareja Obregón (es) who was inspired by a medieval tune of galoubet and tambourine. (Source: WikiPedia)

It was originally composed for the pilgrimage to El Rocío , in Andalusia .