Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Brigit CDs

Paul Williment, on his site Brighid Goddess and Saint, has a list of CDs of interest to any Brigidine. We have a few other CDs mentioned on this site that aren't listed below. Click on CDs in the label list to the left and below, or enter it in the Search box to the left and above, to see what else we have here. (As above, so below?) Or, heck! I can post the link here:

Paul's Brighid CD list:

Brighid Cds


A collection of wyrd folk, including Brigid of the Healers with lyrics based on the Carmina Gadelica, by Jenne Micale, from New York State, whose matron deity is Brigid. Padma Records published 2005.

Braiding the Flame of Brigid*

(see bottom of post for lyrics)

A CD of 13 songs celebrating the spirit of Brigid of Kildare composed, performed and produced by Minette Quick in time for the Feile Bhride 2000. Available from Solas Bhride.

Brigid, Celtic Goddess and Christian Saint

A CD of 13 stories and songs recorded on Brigid's Eve at the Findhorn Foundation by Peter Vallance — storyteller and teacher of sacred dance — and Diana Elaina, singer and harpist. Available from Peter Vallance.

Brighid's Kiss

Gerry O'Connor and Eithne Ni Uallachain's CD of 11 Gaelic songs including the delightful, “Brighid's Kiss” inspired by the song Galshaim Molta Bride — I praise Brighid, Beloved of Ireland, Beloved of all Lands, We all praise her. Lughnasa Music LUGCD961 published 1996.

Circle of the Seasons

Lisa Thiel 's CD of ritual music for the wheel of the year includes a song for Imbolc entitled, Blessed Bridget. Sacred Dream published 2005.

Flame of Ireland

Canty's absolutely beautiful recording of medieval Irish plainchant for the feast of St. Brigit. From a fifteenth century noted breviary in the library of Trinity College Dublin.Gaudeamus CD GAU354 published 2005.

Invocation of the Graces

Lisa Thiel 's CD of 14 songs based on traditional material from the Carmina Gadelica. The cover art depicts Brighid as the Queen of Faery. It includes the beautiful, 'Song to Brighid'. This song has been choreographed as a gentle sacred circle dance to empower the sacred feminine, Blessed Woman by Lucy van Leeuwen. Sacred Dream published 2001.

Lady Moon

Kellianna's CD of 11 goddess inspired songs includes a track to Brighid with lyrics written by Heidi Couture for an Imbolc gatheringin 2002 — Blessed Brighid burning bright lead us from the darkest night… published 2003 and available from CD Babyor direct from Kellianna.

Missa Celtica

The English Chamber Orchestra and the Choir of New College, Oxford perform John Cameron's, Missa Celtica celebrating a golden age of Celtic art. The CD includes a setting of Bridget's Descent from Carmina Gadelica — I am under the shielding of good Brigit each day… Erato 3984-25494-2 published 1999.

Return to the Goddess

Jana Runnalls CD of 13 goddess songs thanking the earth for her beauty and the gift of life includes the track, Brighde Our Lady. published 1999 and available from wild women music.

Songs of Bride

CD of music honouring Bride by various artists including Jana Runnalls, Julie Felix, Silver on the Tree, Triskelian... Cover art by Dorrie Joy and sleeve art by Jill Smith. This CD has been produced to raise funds for the Friends of Bride's Mound and all the tracks have been donated free of charge by the artists.

Songs of the Celtic Night

Trio Nocturna's CD of Celtic inspired songs includes the evocative song, Bridghid's Fire — Where have they gone? The price of their fame. The old ways have gone and fools forget they name. Trio Nocturna was formed in 1992 by the harpist, Thomas Dodd. Published in 1996 and now hard to find.

Singing the Wheel of BrigitAna

VocalAna's first CD of 10 songs written by Sally Pullinger celebrating and invoking the ancient goddesses of Celtic Britain celebrated in the Wheel of Ana at the Glastonbury Goddess Temple. The CD includes a Song for Bridie — Bridie, maiden of the fire, Goddess of the source… published 2004 and available from VocalAna.

Vox de Nube

Nóirín Ní Riain and the monks of Glenstal Abbey sing choral music linking heaven and earth, including a setting of Brigid's Prayer — I'd like to give a lake of beer to God. Sounds True STAA318 published 1999.

Welcome Brigid

A collection of celtic, medieval and original songs to the Divine Feminine sung by Katy Taylor and Amy Fradon. The CD includes 3 songs to Brighid (Welcome Brigid, Lady Gregory's Poem to Brigid and a Brigidine version of Ave Maris Stella) along with others to Mary and Sophia. Published 2005.


With the fire in the head

The fire in the forge

With the fire in the cauldron burning

Let us braid a new cord

Lay down every sword

God's love in our hearts a-burning


Over and Under and Over and 'Round

We are braiding the flame of Brigid

Over and Under and Over and 'Round

She is braiding our hearts, our Brigid

Come drink at her well

Seek healing's true wealth

Take courage her flame is still burning

Seek justice and peace

Come share in the feast

Her spirit is now preparing

(chorus) Over and Under...

She brings us new hope

The strength of the oak

God's love in our hearts is yearning

Thanksgiving and grace

For the whole human race

Her love for the earth we're sharing

(chorus) Over and Under...

May the spark she ignites

Blaze up and burn bright

Showering blessings all over Creation

May we welcome her fire

Our hearts to inspire

May her flame light a New Millenium

- Minette Quick


Braiding the Flame

Celtic Goddess Christian Saint

Brighid's Kiss

Circle of the Seasons

Flame of Ireland

Invocation of Graces

Lady Moon

Missa Celtica

Return to Goddess

Songs of Celtic Night

Singing the Wheel of BrigitAna

Vox de Nube

Welcome Brigid

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