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Lift Your Glass: A Song for the Feast of St. Brigid

Kevin Heider - published on 02/01/16

"St. Brigid’s Fire"

Oh when the saints go marching in, they will behold a lake of beer and they all will dive right in.

Today is February 1, St. Brigid’s feast day, and to celebrate the occasion we have another CeciliaWorld Premiere: “St. Brigid’s Fire” by Kevin Heider.

When it comes to an artist like Kevin HeiderI hesitate to say too much and prefer to let his lyrical genius speak for itself.

I’ll leave at this:

It’s a Catholic drinking song.

For the feast of St. Brigid.

About heaven (more specifically, heaven as a lake of beer).

And there are Theology of the Body references (can you spot them?).

And just in case all of that is not reason enough to give it a listen, the video is just about guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Kevin, who has really become a master of the lyric video,has outdone himself on this one. I’d say it’s his best yet.

So, without further ado, I invite you to turn up the music and together with St. Brigid raise a glass to the King of Kings.

I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings.

I should like the angels of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal.

– St. Brigid of Kildare

You can purchase this song and other great music by Kevin Heider on iTunes.

And to get more ideas on drinking with the liturgical calendar, check out Michael Foley’s Drinking With the Saints.

Libby Reichert

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CatholicismCeciliaHeaven
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