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Hymns for the feast of St Brigid of Kildare (1 February)

St Brigid / Brighid / Bridget - superimposed on hymns
A selection of  hymns and songs, based on the readings and themes for the feast of St Brigid of Kildare, as well as the stories and themes associated with her life.

Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free), so the words can be copied and sung to at least one tune with no concerns about copyright or performance licensing. Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.

A small selection of hymns that are still copyright are also included, where these are particularly relevant.

About St Brigid of Kildare

Brigid of Kildare, known as Muire na nGael (Mary of the Irish) is the secondary patron national saint of Ireland.  She lived from approx 451 to 525 AD. Born of a court-official father and slave mother, she is credited as being Ireland's first nun, founding several monasteries, and with being generous and compassionate, and a peace-maker. There are many legends about her care for people and the earth, working with cows, milking, making butter, brewing, carrying a torch, weaving crosses from rushes, spreading a miraculous cloak, etc.