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A New Hymn for Brigid 1500

2024 marks the 1500th anniversary of the death of St Brigid, patroness of Ireland and founder of the great monastery of Kildare. Her life is the subject of some of the oldest works written in Ireland, and she has inspired countless generations ever since.

To contribute to the celebration of this great anniversary, we have recorded a hymn in her honour, with newly composed lyrics by Fr Fergus Ryan OP (Newbridge), and sung by a gathering of choirs from Co. Kildare. The recording took place in the Dominican church in Newbridge, and Lorraine Nolan was conducting.

Participants included: Ballyfin church choir; Carmelite church choir, Kildare; Kildare parish church choir; Newbridge’s Cill Mhuire adult choir; In Caelo parish choir, Newbridge; choristers from Caragh; Lorraine Nolan’s The Liffey Choir (Dominican church); Newbridge Chamber Choir (Dominican church); Aquinas singers; Naas Hospital Choir; Metanoia on Mondays (Kilcullen). Line leaders were: Lorraine Nolan of The Liffey Choir (Dominican church), Adrienne Donnelly (Cill Mhuire, Newbridge), Colm Somers (Newbridge Chamber Choir). 

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