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Subject: Favourite Irish song
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 07:59 PM

With Paddy's Day fast approaching what is your favourite Irish song? I would have trouble choosing but among them would be; star of the County Down, Carrickfergus, Raglan Road.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Peace
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 08:05 PM

Maggie


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: kendall
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 09:14 PM

Kevin Barry


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: andymac
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 09:23 PM

A favourite of mine would probably be "Green fields of Canada" sung by the late great Paddy Tunney, or possibly "Loch Erne's Shore" either by Paddy Tunney again or the equally wonderful Dick Gaughan

andymac


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Brían
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 09:33 PM

An Sceilpín Draighneach.

Brían


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Padre
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 09:57 PM

The Croppy Boy


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 10:43 PM

"Lady Of Knock" as sung by Tony Kenny.

                                        SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Little Robyn
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 11:01 PM

The Banks of the Bann, sung by my husband, Mitch while I play the Northumbrian pipes!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Swave N. Deboner
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 11:12 PM

I like just about every Irish song I've heard. Grace and The Craic and the Porter Black are at the top of my list. I'm singing them both in my St. Paddy's show.

Slainte

SND

PS I will hunt down and bludgeon anybody who lists The Unicorn on this thread.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Seaking
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 11:25 PM

Too many to have one favourite but would put 'Castle of Dromore' and 'Eileen Aroon' on any list.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 11:42 PM

Can I have a couple of tunes as well as songs?

Tabhair Dom Do Lam (Come give me your hand)

Clare Jig

Dusty Miller


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 04:56 AM

As you say far too many to choose just one

My Auld Killarney Hat by Sister Mary Gertrude (must have been some good stuff floating round in the recording studio, when they came up with that arrangement - pre-dates psychedelia by quite a bit)

Shores of Amerikay sung by Johnny McEvoy

everything sung by christy Moore


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 05:37 AM

good stuff. Forgot to mention Ron Kavanagh's Reconcilliation which is my favourite political love song. The Croppy Boy was one of the first songs i was ever asked to sing on a Paddy's night do and I did not know it. I went and found it in the DT, what a faboulous OTT melodrama it is. Hope we shall all be out singing this week.

As an aside does Christy Moore singing a song make it Irish. He sings a lot of good Scots songs as well, even English and American Songs.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Sooz
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 05:39 AM

Broken Years by Anthony John Clarke


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 05:45 AM

'Tandragee', 'Irish Ways & Irish Laws' and 'Knickers of Corduroy'.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: gnu
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 07:53 AM

Seaking... You named two of my top three! In order! I would add, "The Wind That Shakes the Barley".

I named my camp in the backwoods of New Brunswick, Canada, Blackwater Camp as it is my "castle".


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 08:46 AM

Wild Mountain Thyme sung by Connie Dover (that one might start an origins argument)
Craggen White Hare sung by Andy Irvine
Lakes of Ponchartrain by Paul Brady (an American song)
Thousands are Sailing by the Pogues (The newer version written by Phillip Chevron)
Little Musgrave by Planxty
Marie's Wedding
Cragie Hill sung by Dick Gaughan (is that one Irish).
Pair of Brown Eyes by The Pogues

so many more great ones...


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: GUEST,van lingle
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 08:48 AM

That was me at 8:46


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: jacqui.c
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 09:31 AM

Galway Shawl and Carrickfergus.

Guest - I think Marie's Wedding is Scottish.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 09:40 AM

Down By the Salley Gardens, Killkellly, There Were Roses, Shall My Soul Pass Thru Old Ireland.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: jimmyt
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 09:44 AM

ROddy Mc Corley, RIsen of the Moon, There were roses (sorcha), Star of the County Down.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: GUEST,van lingle
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 11:33 AM

I think you're right, jacqui. I couldn't find much specific information on Marie's Wedding but it seems to be included in a lot of Scottish collections. I did find a number of alternate spellings including: Mari's, Mahri's, and Mairi's. vl

And another fine Irish song is Tommy Sands "County Down". Danu does a particularly lovely version of it.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: number 6
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 01:14 PM

"She Moved through the Fair"

On St. Patricks Day, I have to sing "Muldoon, the Solid Man".


sIx


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: GUEST,Puck
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 01:30 PM

I really like 'The Banks of the Lee'


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Little Robyn
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 01:35 PM

Marie's Wedding is also called "Lewis Bridal Song", from the island.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: jaze
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 01:37 PM

Come By The Hills by Fureys and Davey Arthur


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: FG180
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 02:10 PM

I think "A song for Ireland" needs a mention,(I like Gaughan's version).Also Arther McBride by Paul Brady.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: kendall
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 03:22 PM

Song for Ireland, yes.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Cromdubh
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 03:45 PM

"Only the rivers run free" or "the Thinkerman´s daughter" by The bold Mickey McConnell.

Also "Dublin you´re breaking my Heart" by the late Aidan Forde I think.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: bazza
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 04:10 PM

Bonny Irish Maid sung by Liam Murphy of Moher


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: kendall
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 05:09 PM

Eileen McManus


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: skarpi
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 05:29 PM

Halló all, It would be " Grace " and being in Kilmainham jail
the song and the lyric broad me there just unforgetable
moment for me, to go and stay there in this historeial place.

And ofcourse there are others ..........

Slán, All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Jimmy C
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 09:36 PM

Song for Ireland definitely also "The 32 counties", "Let me carry your cross for Ireland"- both Versions of "The Croppy Boy" and my all time favourite "Henry Joy Mc Cracken".

Non-political ones include " " Vale of Avoca" " Homes of Donegal" "Green Glens of Antrim" " Dublin in the rare old times".


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Pauline L
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 01:48 AM

I can't narrow it down to just one song. Some of my favorites are Castle of Dromore, Carrickfergus, The Foggy Dew (the one about the Easter Rebellion), Follow Me down (or up?) to Carlow, and She Moved through the Fair. There sare lots and lots of Irish tunes without words, as far as I know, which I love, including anything by O'Carolan, Farewell to Erin, Dennis Murphy's Polka, John Ryan's Polka, Bill Sullivan's Polka (I hope I got all those polka names right), Kesh Jig, Morrison's Jig, and many, many more.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: GUEST,Elfcall
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 03:20 AM

West Coast of Clare and although not a song but a tune O'Neills March.

Elf


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: GUEST,JamesT
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 06:25 AM

I am new to this site,as I am to the internet, being of an age to be wary of anything more complicated than a tv remote control. I find this site interesting as I have always been interested in Irish folk music. I bought a song book at the weekend called Songs of the County Down, I think it has just been released so some of you may not have come across it.
Quite a few of the songs you have mentioned are in this book and some have the music with the song. I was amazed to find so many songs have come from County Down as I have lived here for about twenty years and have only heard the same half dozen or more all this time.
It was just when Guest van lingle mentioned Tommy Sands I remembered that Tommy did a recording with the author a few weeks ago, Jackie Boyce. A great book of songs, just thought I would let you know as I havent seen it mentioned on Mudcat before.
Great site, keep up the music.
cheers James


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 06:37 AM

THE SASH


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: JulieF
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 06:46 AM

To sing - Slieve Gallen Braes and Down By the Sally Gardens at the moment.   Sung by other people - I would have to think about that. Possibly My Langan love and the Irish langauage version of Women of Ireland as I haven't learnt them yet.

J


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 06:50 AM

"Ace of Spades" by Motorhead. oh..... sorry.... wrong thread!


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: ejsant
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 08:47 AM

Greetings All,

Blackbirds and Thrushes (the most fundamental truth in my humble opinion as with-out it we wouldn't be here to have this discussion), Back Home in Derry, Castle of Dromore to name just a few.

Emigrant songs; Paddy's Lamentation (AKA: By the Hush) and the Richmond version of The Irish Brigade (a not so welcomed song at any Lincoln dinner but the expressions on the faces are priceless and well worth the chance of not getting the gig again)

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all.

Peace,
Ed


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: PoppaGator
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 05:45 PM

Parting Glass

(among others of course, many already mentioned)


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 12:14 AM

Molly Malone. It's such fun to sing. I like to experiment with the words "cockles and mussels" so that they sound like a street cry.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 08:35 AM

'Paddy's Constipation'.

Altogether now: 'And it's by the flush me boys....'

BTW, aren't the Black family talented? Mary, Frances, Shay, Cilla...


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: GUEST,eoin o'buadhaigh
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 02:59 PM

Banks of the Lee
Bonnie Light Horseman (may not be Irish...but can be sung with a
                                                      brogue)
and anything along with a 'Voice Squad' cd.
oh!... nearly forgot...   The Red Haired Man's Wife.

cheers eoin


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: mooman
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 07:54 AM

Oh heavens above...I have so many!

OK...The Rocks of Bawn (I love Paul Brady's version especially)

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 08:01 AM

Cheers everyone, some brilliant suggestions. Only one more day, are there any we have missed.

What about "The Moorlough shore", or a bit more bright and breezy; Mursheen Durkin, Galway Races, Sally Mclenan


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: DannyC
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 08:12 AM

"The Flower of Magherally-O"

"Moorlough Mary"


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: GUEST,Mal
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 08:28 AM

As said before, there are so many.

The Moutains of Mourne, Galway Bay, Athenry and The Spinning Wheel amoung the popular ones locally


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: DannyC
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 08:32 AM

Oh, and one more...

"Yee Ramblin' Boys of Pleasure"


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Subject: RE: Favourite Irish song
From: Sunga
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 04:19 PM

Current fave is The Parting Glass. I also love The Verdant Braes of Skreen. And Banks of Red Roses. The list goes on and on.


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