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Written during the Covid lockdown in 2020, An Irish Blessing is a beautiful original tune from the pen of Craig Stevens set to the following words:


May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face.

Though the rain falls on your fields

And the flowers grow no more,

May the Lord keep you safe in His hands

Until we meet again.


Traditional Irish Blessing (paraphrased)


The composer writes: 'The hope, that despite the uncertainty of the times, that we would meet again.'


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Sheet music available from:

UK -




Difficulty Level: Fourth Section +



Soprano Cornet Eb

Solo Cornet Bb

Repiano Cornet Bb

2nd Cornet Bb

3rd Cornet Bb

Flugel Horn Bb

Solo Horn Eb

1st Horn Eb

2nd Horn Eb

1st Baritone Bb

2nd Baritone Bb

1st Trombone Bb

2nd Trombone Bb

Bass Trombone

Euphonium Bb

Bass Eb

Bass Bb


Percussion 1-2



An Irish Blessing (Brass Band) Craig Stevens

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