Fr. Ron Clingenpeel to Perform Concert at Holy Innocents’, Beach Haven Oct. 16

Contributed by: The Very Rev. Dr. Caroline Carson

On Oct. 16 at 4:00 p.m., singer, songwriter, and composer Father Ron Clingenpeel—the national consultant for our diocesan bishop search—will present “An Afternoon of Traditional and Contemporary Folk Music.” He will sing his two latest single releases, “Don’t Let the Fire Die” and “Bayou Goula Ball,” in addition to one or two selections from his studio album, “On My Way Home.” A good deal of the concert will be a singalong, a chance to reconnect with some old favorites such as “This Land Is Your Land,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “16 Tons,” “Old Tyme Religion,” and more. There will be humor, serious tunes and a great deal of fun.

Father Ron leads the musical group “Father Ron and Friends.” He is from New Orleans and is an Episcopal priest who has visited us twice before. On October 16 in the morning, he will preach at our 9:30 service! He is a show host (DJ) at WWOZ radio, a session musician, plays guitars, harmonica, and ukulele, as well as singing. His stage/on air name is Father Ron. In addition to playing, he has composed liturgical as well as secular music. He won three Bronze Medals from the Global Music Awards for “On My Way Home” and two for “Don’t Let the Fire Die.”

CDs and download cards will be available, also. More information is available at his website:

For more information, please contact the Very Rev. Dr. Caroline Carson