This traditional blessing is available in solo, SSA, SATB, and TTBB versions and has been performed internationally by choirs, soloists, and instrumentalists. It has become a favourite of many choirs and soloists and is often used to close a concert, recital or church service, or for graduation.
Olde Irish Blessing
Key: C major
Range: C4 - D5
Age group: 8 and up
Teaching strategy: Long legato phrases and breath energy, expressive singing, intervals