The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57351   Message #902136
Posted By: Genie
03-Mar-03 - 12:19 AM
Thread Name: St Patrick's Day Songs ?
Subject: RE: St Patrick's Day Songs ?
Well, my paid St. Pat's gigs are in retirement communities in the US, so my list of possible songs to play includes a lot of the 'Irish songs they want to
hear, e.g.:

The Same Old Shillelagh
The Wearin' O' The Green
MacNamara's Band
Danny Boy
Galway Bay
My Wild Irish Rose
Cockles and Mussels
Peg O' My Heart
Mother Machree
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
A Little Bit Of Heaven Fell
Peggy O'Neill
The Rose of Tralee
Sweet Rosie O'Grady
The Kerry Dance
Where The River Shannon Flows
Who Threw The Overalls In Mistress Murphy's Chowder?
It's A Great Day For The Irish
How Are Things In Glocca Morra?
I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
Gilgarra Mountain

Then I have my other list - songs that may be a little less known to my audiences but which I like to sing and from which I always throw in a few:

The Mountains O' Mourne
Come Back, Paddy Reilly
Roddy McCorley
Gilgarra Mountain
Johnny Lad
Star Of The County Down
My Isle Of Innisfree
No Irish Need Apply
Black Velvet Band
Mick McGuire
Buttermilk Hill
Finnegan's Wake
If I Knock The "L" Out Of Kelly
The Minstrel Boy,
Molly Malone
The Devil and the Farmer's Wife
Blow The Candles Out
I'll Tell Me Ma
Bridget O'Malley
Drill Ye Tarriers
Black Jack Davey
Hares On The Mountain
Shool Aroon
The Recruitin' Sergeant
Mary Mack
The Wild Rover

In jam sessions in March, I usually sing songs from this latter list.