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what are your favorite Celtic/Irish songs?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by geofri, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    I'm in a little pub band, and we are starting to learn some new songs in preparation for st. patty's day.

    what are some good ones you like to hear?
    we have been trying to go for more rocked up versons, as most gigs want stuff that appeals to the younger crowds.
    ( I guess the traditional stuff is for the old-fowgies:supergrin:)

    I'm the fiddler, so if you have a favorite fiddle solo send it my way too!

    here are a few we just picked out to start working on,

    A Trip to Miss :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROtFAtrriec
    Blitzkrieg Bop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jsFiuBhiDc
    Captain Kidd : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lpVaJ1l7ms
    minstrel boy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK-3smLbhLk&feature=related
     
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  2. Walt408

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    Check out The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. They were very popular during the 1960's with three mains themes: drinking, chasing women, and the Irish revolution. The youngest, Liam Clancy died last month; but their music will live forever.
     

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    You simply cannot be a pub band without Whisky In The Jar on your playlist. HH
     
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    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    thanks, i will!

    Ive noticed a trend there... drinking, women, and fighting..:whistling:
    :supergrin:
     
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    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    Check! already have that one down:thumbsup:
     
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    I like many of the Irish Republican songs like
    "Broad Black Brimmer"
    "Fields of Athenry" (see sig)
    "A Nation Once Again"
    "What's Left of the Flag"
    "Black Velvet Band"
    "Only Our Rivers Run Free"
    and on and on.

    One thing I really like is that there are some great bands doing many of the traditional Irish music with a more "rock and roll" or contemporary feel like the Dropkick Murphys, Eire Og, Wolfetones and others.
     
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    Tim Finnagan's Wake
    Fields Of Anthenry
    black velvet band
     
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    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn
    Bottle of Smoke

    Or anything else by the Pogues.
     
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    99 Beers on the Wall. Old Irish/Celtic classic.
     
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    Swerved Not panicking

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    Hmm...

    "Stick to the Cratur" - Green Fields of America (my favorite, also known as Humors of Whiskey, Poteen, etc..)
    "Ramblin Rover" - Silly Wizard
    "The Ratlin' Bog" - Various Artists
    "The Wild Rover" - Various Artists
    "The Queen of Argyle" - Silly Wizard


    And lots more..
     
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    security79 Gene Frenkle

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    James Connolly by Andy Irvine
    The Jug of Punch by Altan
    Stick to the Craythur by The Green Fields of America
    Archibald McDonald of Keppoch by John Cunningham
    William Taylor by Patrick Street
    The Rocky Road to Dublin......sorry, can't recall the artists
     
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    Can't remember the title...but its Dropkick Murphys and it goes- "Face down in a puddle won't admit defeat tho his clothes are soild and black. He's a big strong man with a childs mind don't you take his booze away".
     
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    speedracer815 NRA - ISRA

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    MstrPara Go Loud.....

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    Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly..........can't go wrong.

    Also check out Mumford and Sons, just released their first album, pretty good.
     
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    That would be Barroom Hero.

    You will do pretty well with Flogging Molly covers. I second The Pogues motion, too.
     
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    John Galt Anti-Federalist

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    Why not try something just a little bit more up to date.

    Look at Christy Moore

    Irish Ways and Irish Laws is excellent, but my personal favorite is North & South about the troubles in Northern Ireland.