About Acorn Music
Welcome to Acorn Music. This is where you will find the music of songwriter and composer Don Stewart. Don writes music for the Christian Church to use in worship and prayer. On this site you will find Psalms, prayers, hymns and a setting for the Catholic Mass – The Mass of Healing and Hope. Don’s music comes from his faith, his lived experience of Christian Community and his lifelong love of music.
Don’s music crosses many genres but most comfortably sits in the realms of contemporary acoustic folk with a bit of a Celtic flavor.
Founder of Acorn Music
Don is the founder of Acorn Music and has been a musician for over 30 years. He has played in a number of bands most notably the Celtic Folk-Rock band, Dalriada which toured extensively and appeared at many of Australia’s major music festivals including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, The Woodford Folk Festival, The National Folk Festival and The National Celtic Festival.
Don plays guitar and Celtic Bouzouki. He also runs a recording studio and music production business, Unmuzzled Music Productions .
Don started writing music for Christian worship in the early 1980’s. His writing includes many Psalm settings, The Mass of Healing and Hope (Catholic Mass setting) and many prayers and hymns. The Uniting Church used two of Don’s songs (Well Springs and Canticle of Daniel) at the 1999 National Christian Youth Convention (NCYC) and since then many Uniting Church communities have been singing these songs. Don has also had his music published in collections in Robin Mann's All together Now Series and NCYC 2003 (“We will praise you with our hearts” and “Let Justice Flow like a River”), NCYC 2005 (“I Stand in Awe”) and NCYC 2007 (“Here I am Lord”).
Don has 4 adult children and 1 grandson. He lives with his wife Katherine in Warrnambool Victoria and is part of the music ministry team at his local Catholic Parish of St Joseph’s.