Irish Folk Songs

There are many Irish folk songs that are still a vital part of Americana music even to the present time. Many of the following Irish tunes are Saint Patricks Day favorites that I play in my piano concerts for the holiday enjoyment of my audiences.

Here is quite a list of Irish folk tunes I hope you'll enjoy as we celebrate the St. Patricks Day holiday in March!

  • Harrigan

  • Annibel Lee

  • White Cliffs of Dover
    (W.W.II song - English/Irish)

  • My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean
    (Scotch song, but adopted by the Irish)

  • Sweet Rosie O'Grady

  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

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  • Peg O'My Heart
    (Composed in 1913, but remained popular up to the 40s and 50s)

  • Notre Dame Fight Song
    (Football team known as the Fighting Irish)

  • Danny Boy
    (In my opinion, one of our most beautiful secular songs)

  • Mother Machree
    (A song about everyone's mother)

  • The Irish Washer Woman

  • I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen

  • Tour-A-Lour-A
    (From the movie "Going My Way")

  • Peggy O'Neill

  • Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?

  • Happy Days Are Here Again
    (Also known as a democratic political song)

  • It's the Same Old Shillelagh

  • Auld Lang Syne
    (Originally a Scotch song, but adopted by the Irish and has become nearly universal as a New Year's Eve celebration song)

  • It's A Long Way to Tipperary (video clip)

  • Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms

  • I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover

  • Wearing Of The Green

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