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Set List for an Irish Pub Night

johnfitz.com 20 Mar 04 - 01:02 AM
michaelr 20 Mar 04 - 01:14 AM
greg stephens 20 Mar 04 - 05:17 AM
The Shambles 20 Mar 04 - 05:28 AM
GUEST 20 Mar 04 - 08:40 AM
GUEST,different guest 20 Mar 04 - 09:25 AM
McGrath of Harlow 20 Mar 04 - 04:56 PM
Midchuck 20 Mar 04 - 10:15 PM
GUEST,leeneia 20 Mar 04 - 11:32 PM
Alaska Mike 21 Mar 04 - 01:34 PM
McGrath of Harlow 22 Mar 04 - 01:33 PM
Desert Dancer 22 Mar 04 - 05:55 PM
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Subject: Set List for an Irish Pub Night
From: johnfitz.com
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 01:02 AM

I am going to be leading an Irish sing-a-long at an Irish Pub here in the states. I'm curious what peoples ideal 20 song set list would consist of.


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Subject: RE: Set List for an Irish Pub Night
From: michaelr
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 01:14 AM

Ah, go an' do the work yerself, ya lazy feckin' eejit...

Jaysus, some people!


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Subject: RE: Set List for an Irish Pub Night
From: greg stephens
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 05:17 AM

Danny Boy. Fields of Athenry. er, thats it.


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Subject: RE: Set List for an Irish Pub Night
From: The Shambles
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 05:28 AM

And don't forget - for the banging on the tables ........this one..........The While, Drover.

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=9832


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Subject: RE: Set List for an Irish Pub Night
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 08:40 AM

Nice response folks, swhat it's all about eh?


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Subject: RE: Set List for an Irish Pub Night
From: GUEST,different guest
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 09:25 AM

You need to cut along and get yourself CDs by Daniel O'Donnell and by Bridie Gallagher. Learn all the songs thereon and ye'll be set with material for life. Failing that here are some of the songs that I keep having inflicted on me sung in bogus Irish accents by Brits: Athenry,Dublin in the Rare Old Times, Something about a triangle on the old canal, Step it out Mary, Wild Rover (especially risible sung by timid Brit IT programmers, civil servants and school teachers) The Tinkermans Daughter, Something something something with a toolbox on your back,From Clare to Here, Ride On, Black Velvet Band, Mountains of Mourne, Teddy O'Neill, Song for I-err Land, something about O for the price of a flight,Galway Shawl, Rare Old Mountain Dew. Thats quite enough to see you thru.Don't worry about Danny Boy as some drunk will insist on gargling his way thru it to finish off the evening.


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Subject: RE: Set List for an Irish Pub Night
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 04:56 PM

You've left out Carrickfergus.


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Subject: RE: Set List for an Irish Pub Night
From: Midchuck
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 10:15 PM

You could always do Stan Rogers' The House of Orange and start a huge fight and end up getting chased out with beer bottles flying around your head.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Set List for an Irish Pub Night
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 11:32 PM

Molly Malone
Believe me, if all these endearing young charms
Bridgit O'Malley
Paddy on the railway
Down by the Salley Gardens
Star of the County Down
Goodbye to the thirty foot trailer
It's long, long way to Tipperary
Red is the rose that in yonder garden grows

No doubt some of these have American roots, and I'm sure that people will post and let us all know.


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Subject: RE: Set List for an Irish Pub Night
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 21 Mar 04 - 01:34 PM

Start off with the Eric Bogle song, "Plastic Paddy". Hopefully that will discourage the imitation Irish from inflicting too much of their phony accents on the rest of the patrons.


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Subject: RE: Set List for an Irish Pub Night
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 01:33 PM

Mind you, most of them are good songs, that's why people like to hear them. There's no point in being snooty and looking down your nose just because other people don't spend as much time round this kind of music as the people playing it.

And half the songs were English to start with anyway anyway - Wild Rover, Danny Boy, Song for Ireland, Clare to Here, a Long Way to Tipperary, The Thirty Foot Trailer, Travelling People, Fiddlers Green...


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Subject: RE: Set List for an Irish Pub Night
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 05:55 PM

johnfitz, this ground has been covered quite well before, and that info's available to you via the site's search function. For instance, there are lots of old St. Patrick's Day threads here that have lots of lists (and lots of opinions) - use the search box in the upper right corner and type in "St. Patrick" or "Irish songs" and see what you get.

~ Becky in Tucson


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