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Postby spewie » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:42 pm

Sorry if this is the wrong location for this post but I wasnt sure where else to do so.

Im looking for upbeat Irish music that I can play in bar on St. Pattys day.

I normally play songs like celtic symphony, never mind the stranger, funky celi etc.

Anyone have suggestions for other songs or where to look???

Looking for the faster stuff more current stuff not so much the traditional stuff.

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Re: Irish Music

Postby Dave Miller » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:01 pm

Irish Rovers - Unicorn is probably the most requested Irish song I have. Of course, I don't have much Irish music. I'm generally talking about non-Irish people who want to hear Irish music on St Patty's day.

Other songs I may play include:

Eric Clapton - Danny Boy
Bing Crosby - Dear Old Donegal
Bing Crosby - Same Old Shillelagh
Bing Crosby - With My Shillelagh
Guy Lombardo - MacNamara's Band
Irish Rovers - Wiskey On A Sunday
Judy Garland - It's A Great Day For The Irish

Hope that helps.
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Postby JR » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:27 pm

Preview some Irish Folk by Tommy Makem, and/or The Clancy Brothers (with whom Tommy Makem sang as well). You'll find many upbeat, non-traditional selections such as Wild Colonial Boy, Whiskey in the Jar, Tim Finnegan’s Wake, Irish Rover, as well as a host of great drinkin' songs; none of that Toora-Loora-Loora stuff here. Back in the 70's I played guitar and sang these very same songs during my Folk phase. These songs (and many others liker them) are still, and will always remain, popular in Irish pubs (state side and abroad).
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Postby djdonny » Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:29 am

Hey Teddy Bear, your Irish needs to be brought a little up to date.

Try this for a start...
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Postby DJ Iron Mike » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:50 pm

I'll pull out my River Dance music, boost the volume way up and let it rip around the house. The neighbor asks me what's all that noise, and I tell them I hired an exterminator to come assist with my bug problem. It's just that they don't use chemicals.

I like things by the Irish Decendants, the Chieftans, Ballydowse and my brother is checking on this group from Boston tonight for me down in Norfolk called the "Drop Kick Murphy's"
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Re: Irish Music

Postby kegparty » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:08 am

Today's Irish music... a great band and some very different Irish tunes. I love the energy of the group.
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Re: Irish Music

Postby SteveCie » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:02 pm

That Ultimate St Patrick's Day Party Album is a sure fire winner. I've had it for many years. You might also check out the group Black 47 for some upbeat hip-hop Celtic fare. A Scottish Band known as Brother has a couple of albums out that really rock the house with Celtic Music. Of course there are the standards by PaddyNoonan which you can get from Rego Records, another great source of Irish Music.
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Re: Irish Music

Postby djconroy » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:46 pm

I'll chime in late to the party as well... I have a large collection of Irish music (I DJ some events for the local Irish Heritage Society). Here is some of what my collection includes (off the top of my head):

Traditional dance music:
Patrick Street
John Whelan

Pub Music (stereotypical Irish tunes)
The Clancy Brothers
Tommy Makem
The Chieftains

Modern Irish Pop/Rock Crossover:
Gaelic Storm
The Elders
The Pogues

Irish Punk:
Dropkick Murphys
Black 47
Flogging Molly
The Prodigals
The Young Dubliners
The Mahones

I've booked 6 hours of Irish music before and never repeated a track.
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Postby TheBartman47 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:09 pm

Definately not Irish pub music, but since were mentioning other Irish music, remember B*Witched? Their main hit song was C'est-la-Vie.
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Postby Hey-Mr.DJ » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:40 pm

I can also recommend a few bands that nobody has really mentioned yet.

The Saw Doctors - Sing A Powerful Song (Greatest Hits comp.) ... F8&s=music

Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies ... F8&s=music

Goats Don't Shave - Rusty Razor (also a G.Hits package) ... F8&s=music

The Wolfe Tones - Greatest Hits (for a little more of the rebel tunes) ... F8&s=music

And if you can find a CD single released in the UK about the late 90's by a band called Sham Rock - Tell Me Ma, not only will it bring the house down on St.Paddy's but you'll find a spot for it in your regular playlist!

Hey, nevermind the single, I found that they made an album. ... F8&s=music[/url]

Hope these help - modern, yet still traditionally Irish sounding.
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