Invocation to Saint Bridget

Invocation to Saint Bridget

As Laa’l Breeshey (St Bridget’s Day) approaches on 1st February, here is a Manx Folksong ‘Invocation to St Bridget’. The first link provides the sheet music and words. The second and third links are two sound files where you can hear the pronunciation and the music.

♫ Vreeshey, Vreeshey, tar gys my hie,
tar gys y thie aym noght.
Vreeshey tar o tar gys y thie aym noght.

O foshil jee yn dorrys da Breeshey,
as lhig da Breeshey cheet stiagh.

Vreeshey tar oo gys y thie aym noght.
Tar oo gys y thie aym noght. ♫

♫ Bridget, Bridget, come to my house,
come to my house tonight.

Open the door to Bridget,
and let Bridget come in.

Bridget, Bridget, come to my house,
come to my house tonight. ♫

Sheet music = http://bit.ly/1WRHlT8
Pronunciation sound file = http://bit.ly/1SfPr9o
Piano and voice sound file = http://bit.ly/1nTchGN


Courtesy of Manx Folk Awards site and Chloe Woolley at Culture Vannin.

Bernadette Weyde

Bernadette Weyde

I'm a web designer, amateur historian and keen gardener and I enjoy bringing Manx history, folklore and poetry to a modern audience.


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