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Thread #57351   Message #901861
Posted By: Desert Dancer
02-Mar-03 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: St Patrick's Day Songs ?
Subject: RE: St Patrick's Day Songs ?
My mostly old-time band is performing at a festival associated with the local parade. There'll be two bands who play very Irish stuff and probably none of the chestnuts (except that one has a trained tenor who'll undoubtedly do Danny Boy), so we're doing just American Irish (and not quite Irish) stuff, for something different, including the stuff my parents (who weren't very Irish) loved:

Molly Malone
When Leaving Dear Old Ireland (The Three Leaved Shamrock)
Old Lady & the Devil
Acres of Clams
Drill Ye Tarriers
Black Jack Davey
Sailor's Prayer (to cover the sea song and drinking song requirement in one)
Last Winter Was a Hard One
Green Grow the Lilacs
Coleraine jig
Sheebeg & Sheemore waltz
Southwind waltz

My great grandfather was Scotch-Irish from county Tyrone, but that doesn't mean I need to get nasty about national wear-green day.

~ Becky in Tucson