Traditional Irish Music For St. Paddy’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's DayWhether you’re a Dyer, a Mulligan, a Shea, or a Hobin, a Murphy, McDonough, a Caffrey, or Connell, here’s a playlist of some of the traditional Irish songs that I grew up with to get you primed for your yearly excursion into everything green.

For the rest of you, fear not. Most of the American Irish have as much of a connection to the motherland as you do, so grab your shamrocks and join us in the parlor.


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4 thoughts on “Traditional Irish Music For St. Paddy’s Day

  1. i got a voice mail message today from a friend that was playing me the “unicorn song”. he was at a bar listening to some live music and remembered my fondness of the song. childhood memories. is that on your playlist? “there were green alligators, and long necked geese, humpty back camels and some chimpanzees…cats and rats and elephants as sure as you’re born, the loveliest of all was the unicorn.”

  2. uhhh, by “friend” i meant “brother”. yeah… ok, so i’m an ass and you sounded just like a drunk man from belfast. no called id b/c i was on the phone. you successfully pulled one over on me lucky charms.

  3. a ha! My relatives used to make me and Cin get up and perform the unicorn song at all family events (my uncle plays Irish music). Good times. And last year at another family event, they almost got me up there again. And yes, I still know all the hand motions that go with the words.

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