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.
Cartlann Amhráin na Gaeilge
Craggie hill. by Cara Dillon
My Famous Irish Song list may be a small personal collection but there are so many traditional and famous Irish songs that attempting to make anything other than a personal selection is difficult if not impossible. Lyrics to Irish songs, like in many other cultures, have many different versions. As each singer or group make a song their own, they add or change a word or two. Depending on who you talk to, changing the original song writer's words is sacrilege or just part of the creative process. I am probably of the latter view. Where I know who has written the song lyrics, I include the name but I don't have all of them. By the way make sure you check out other traditional Irish song lyrics on our other Lyrics to Irish Songs page and you will also find some beautiful Irish love songs on our Irish Wedding Poems and Songs page and Irish love poems page.
Kate Rusby Awkward Annie
Learning Irish song lyrics is one of the best ways to express your Irish side. From the haunting emotion of "Danny Boy" to the rollicking irreverence of "Whiskey in the Jar," there is an Irish song for every mood. At Irish Expressions we love singing along, and we hope you do too! Here are the lyrics - and our favorite performances - of 10 Irish songs, to help you bring Irish sounds into your day to day life. A score of is pretty good! You are probably the life of the party on St Patricks Day! Keep exploring Irish-expressions. Ready for a personal Irish music lesson? Below are our top 10 choices for 'singable' Irish song lyrics - not to be missed!
This is one of the more popular pages on the DigitaldArragh. You will also be correct in recognising that not all of these songs are Irish. I am an uilleann piper.