Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Wacky Wednesday: Some Wacky Irish Tunes


It's St. Patrick's Day, or as The Onion calls it "The Reinforcin' O' The Stereotypes."

Here are a few appropriately wacky Irish tunes for you. 

Let's start with "The Night That Pat Murphy Died." Erin go brawl! (Believe it or not, these guys are German!)

Here's "Brian O'Linn," courtesy of Seamus Ennis. (Folks who used to see me perform back in the '80s might realize I performed my own weird adaptation of this song. I changed it to "Barney O'Linn" just so I could add the chorus "Listen here Barney and spare me your blarney / You bought the first round but I bought the last 10 ..."

Here's "Captain Kelly's Kitchen" by The Dropkick Murphys

And it wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day in the Terrell household with some Pogues!

For more Irish songs check out this old post

And don't forget to check out the story of "Brennan on the Moor".

And if this ain't enough, check out my Celt Rock Spotify playlist The Paddy Wagon.


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