St. Patrick’s Day | Free Printable Sheet Music

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on 17 March, the death date of the most commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461).

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.  Christians also attend church services, and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.

Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world; especially in Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

In honor of St. Patrick’s, here is some free printable sheet music.  There are pieces for piano, woodwind and brass instruments.

Irish (Celtic) Sheet Music for Piano Solo

Molly Malone/Cockles and Mussels – Traditional Irish Folksong for Piano Solo
The Kerry Dance – Traditional Irish Folksong for Piano Solo
The Irish Washerwoman – Traditional Irish Jig for Piano Solo
The Minstrel Boy – Irish Patriotic Song for Piano Solo

Irish (Celtic) Sheet Music for Woodwind/Brass Solo
The Minstrel Boy – Irish Patriotic Song for Flute Solo
The Minstrel Boy – Irish Patriotic Song for Clarinet Solo
The Minstrel Boy – Irish Patriotic Song for Alto Saxophone Solo
The Minstrel Boy – Irish Patriotic Song for Trumpet Solo
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