Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday's thirteen: Irish Songs

1. Danny Boy (my grandfather use to sing this one)
Often copied classic
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2. When Irish Eyes are Smiling (I was told I had Irish eyes by an English man, then he went back to his woman singing this song.)
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3. She Moved Through the Fair (a very haunting song about a dead love's return)
Used in the film 'Michael Collins'
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4. The Wearing Of The Green
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5. Erin Go Bragh
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6. Amhran na bhFiann
The Irish National Athem
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7. The Rose of Tralee
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8. The Foggy Dew (another haunting melody)
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9. An Irish Lullaby (I sang this one to my daughter when she was a baby.)
Hugely popular sentimental song
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10. The Water is Wide
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11. Green Grow the Lilacs
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12. Four Green Fields
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13. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
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What's your favorite Irish song and who sang it to you?


Jennifer Leeland said...

LOL!!! That last video made me laugh! I love Irish songs.
Great TT, Janice.

Darla M Sands said...

Thanks for sharing! Happy TT and St. Patty's Day!

Paige Tyler said...

I have to admit I'm not a fan of Irish songs. Though I do like Tubthumping by Chumbawumba. They're Irish, so does that count?! LOL!


My TT is at

Alice Audrey said...

I actually recognize a few of these.

Janice said...

Hi Jennifer,

I'm glad you liked it. :)

Hi Darla,

Happy St. Patty's day to you too.

Hi Paige,

Lol, well barely.

Hi Alice,

I hope so, most are quite old and are part of our American culture.

Happy St. Patty's day everyone. Erin Go Bra.


A. Catherine Noon said...

My favorite is Minstrel Boy. I sang it in an Irish Pub while in college and made the owner cry. He didn't believe that American Irish remembered real Irish songs. :)

Adelle Laudan said...

You do realize you're going to have a bunch of disgruntled posters who have silly songs stuck in their heads all day. lol Happy St Patty's Day!

Janice said...

Hi Catherine,

Aw, that is a wonderful memory. Thank you for sharing it.

Hi Adelle,

Hmm, should I apologize?

Happy St. Patty's day.


Maddy Barone said...

I love several of the songs you listed. A friend of mine does a wonderful rendition of She Moved Thru the Fair. Thanks!

Janice said...

Hi Maddy,

Wow, and that's a very haunting song and lucky you having a friend who can sing it.

Happy St. Paddy's day.


C. Zampa said...

I love the Irish songs, and the video was hilarious!

Janice said...

Hi Carol,

Thanks for stopping by.

I'm glad you liked the songs. :)

Happy St. Paddy's day.


Cassie Exline said...

Wonderful, wonderful. You're amazing. Loving this post.

Kimberly Menozzi said...

The melancholy nature of so many Irish songs makes me evade them (in spite of my Irish background) as much as possible. Ironically, my husband adores Irish music and artists, and there's a huge Celtic subculture in my part of Italy.

Who'da thunk it, eh?

Janice said...

Hi Cassie,

Thank you. Your so sweet.

Hi Kimberly,

You could still listen to the music sans lyrics. A lot of the Celtic Chieftains music have no words at all and I love to listen to them.

Oh, I didn't know that about Italy. Interesting.

Happy belated St. Paddy's day.


Bratty said...

Hope you had a happy St. Patty's day and some green beer!

Janice said...

Hi Bratty,

I don't drink but the day was enjoyable. My daughter BF was here and I kept teasing him and my daughter that they were going to get pinched.

I didn't though, but they didn't know that.