24 hrs of St. Patrick’s Day 17: “If I Should Fall From the Grace of God”


In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I’m posting one of my favorite Irish songs every hour.

17. “If I Should Fall From the Grace of God” by The Pogues

The revolutionary band The Pogues blended punk rock rage with traditional Irish sounds to pretty much redefine Irish music. I could recommend several albums, but here’s one track that shows them at their best.

 

24 hrs of St. Patrick’s Day 14: “A Nation Once Again”


In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I’m posting one of my favorite Irish songs every hour.

14. “A Nation Once Again” by The Wolfe Tones

Irish voters once gamed a BBC poll to get this declared the world’s most popular song.  It’s certainly stirring, and I always liked it as a kid when my folks were fans of the Wolfe Tones, although I find the band’s political extremism off-putting these days.

 

 

24 hrs of St. Patrick’s Day 11: “I’m Shipping Up to Boston”


In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I’m posting one of my favorite Irish songs every hour.

11. “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” by Dropkick Murphys

I’m not a fan of Dropkick Murphys but I make an exception for this song because 1) the lyrics are by Woody Guthrie, 2) it’s about Boston, and 3) it’s fun when they play it Fenway Park.