Patrick's Day calls for traditional Irish food , lucky green decorations , and, of course, the best Irish songs to sing along to over a pint of Guinness. The greatest thing about putting together a playlist of St. There are those traditional Irish folk songs that have be recorded and re-interpreted over the years. There are straight-ahead bangers that just so happened to be recorded by bands who come from Ireland. There are the hybrid acts, which somehow manage to combine the old with the new. There are those perennial staples like Van Morrison, new songs from artists like Ed Sheeran, and famous needle-drops from unforgettable movies like The Departed or The Commitments. Put on your best Riverdance outfit and get ready to do your funkiest jig or at least some approximation of one. Bono wrote this song while visiting Ethiopia after hearing a story about Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Guess who just got back today? This unlikely hit was part of the Jailbreak album, helping the band earn its first gold record.
1. Molly Malone
Best Irish songs for St. Patrick's Day
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.
1. "Where the Streets Have No Name" — U2
H owaya! I love Irish music. I always have. But I tend to listen to the same Irish ballads and trad songs over and over and over… again. What sounds good is pretty subjective, i.
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. Read more: The most touching Irish ballads.