Classic Irish Songs for St. Patrick’s Day

Staff Writer
We’re ready to celebrate this weekend with these traditional songs in tow.

No party is complete without a few tunes. With regards to St. Patrick’s Day, the options are endless. You have your classic bar and drinking songs, your old-school hits, and your new-school favorites — but the traditional songs are what are treasured the most.

Musicians like The Dubliners, The Chieftains, The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, and others are the bands that make St. Patrick’s Day memories. It’s singing songs like "Wild Rover" and "Whiskey in a Jar" that rev up party-goers and guests with Irish spirit.

Once you press play on this list, watch the crowd go wild with excitement.

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Take a listen to our playlist on Spotify. Here are a few featured songs:

  1. The Clancy Brothers—Beer, Beer, Beer
  2. Tommy Makem—Whiskey, You’re the Devil
  3. The Clancy Brothers—The Moonshiner
  4. Tommy Makem—Irish Rover
  5. Tommy Makem—Johnny, I Hardly Know Ye
  6. The Clancy Brothers—The Parting Glass
  7. The Clancy Brothers—Galway Bay
  8. Tommy Makem—Rising of THe Moon
  9. The Clancy Brothers—Red Haired Mary
  10. The Chieftans—Down in the Willow Garden
  11. The Civil Wars—Lily Love
  12. The Chieftans—When the Ship Comes In
  13. The Punch Brothers—The Frost Is All Over
  14. Pistol Annies—Come All Ya Fair and Tender Ladies
  15. The Chieftans—The Women of Ireland
  16. The Dubliners—The Rocky Road to Dublin
  17. The Dubliners—Seven Drunken Nights
  18. The Dubliners—The Fields of Athenry
  19. The Dubliners—The Lords of The Dance
  20. Mary Black—The Holy Ground