Irish folk songs ,. It's no surprise that The Dubliners made it into the chart on over 20 occasions considering they have been playing music for 50 years. It took me several months to compile the list and was quiet surprised at the songs that made the top spots and also at the one's that didn't make the top at all.
2. "The Boys Are Back In Town" — Thin Lizzy
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.
1. Molly Malone
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.