No matter how big or small the party is, God knows you could well be just dancing around your own house, here are some Irish songs you need to know! A traditional Irish song about a magnificent, though improbable, a sailing ship that reaches an unfortunate end. One that is only sung after many a beer is consumed and Irish people get nostalgic. Some may end up in tears.
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The following are often-sung Irish folk ballads and folksongs. The songs are arranged by theme under two main categories of 'Politics and soldiering' and 'Non-political' and are not necessarily contemporary to the events to which they relate. Songs may fit into more than one category, but where possible are grouped uniquely to where is most appropriate. Songs relating to the Irish Rebellion of though not necessarily contemporary :. These songs can be grouped as: aislings , broken token songs, night visiting songs, modern songs, etc.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you're celebrating Ireland today, chances are good you're turning to killer Irish music instead of soda bread and steamed cabbage. And if you're making an Irish pride playlist, there's a high probability one of these songs is on it. But don't take our word for it. According to YouTube, the 25 songs below are the tunes that appear most frequently on St. Paddy's Day playlists worldwide.
But narrowing the endless, wonderful history of Irish music down to just ten songs? This is the ultimate sing-along song. Most will recognise this Dubliners version. But it was most likely written long before, sometime in the late 19 th century. The subject is a Dublin fishmonger who, let's just say, may have sold more than just cockles and mussels. The song has become an anthem for the people of Dublin. It touches on the heart of the city and those who have worked as street sellers since the city was established, over a thousand years ago. Mollys buxom statue now adorns Suffolk Street in Dublin city centre. If you're exploring Ireland's capital city before your Vagabond or Driftwood tour , Molly's statue is certainly worth a visit. Often heralded as Ireland's unofficial national anthem, this is one of the most famous Irish songs of all time.