By Justine Mikaloff May 17, 0 comments. Culture , Featured. Traditional Irish music is one of the most distinctive art forms in the world. Its deeply rooted connection to the place and its people makes for a beautiful experience — energetic, joyful, and sometimes wistful. But first, some background info. Traditional music has its roots in oral traditions, when stories were passed down the generations by listening and learning songs by ear.
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Best Irish songs for St. Patrick's Day
But narrowing the endless, wonderful history of Irish music down to just ten songs? This is the ultimate sing-along song. Most will recognise this Dubliners version. But it was most likely written long before, sometime in the late 19 th century. The subject is a Dublin fishmonger who, let's just say, may have sold more than just cockles and mussels. The song has become an anthem for the people of Dublin. It touches on the heart of the city and those who have worked as street sellers since the city was established, over a thousand years ago. Mollys buxom statue now adorns Suffolk Street in Dublin city centre. If you're exploring Ireland's capital city before your Vagabond or Driftwood tour , Molly's statue is certainly worth a visit.
A Collection of Fifty Irish Melodies
Irish folks songs are filled with wonderful, often sad, stories and tales of drinking and carousing. We've pulled together a Spotify playlist of the most popular as chosen by the public. From ancient airs to s folk classics this playlist of Irish folk songs includes some amazing artists, including The Dubliners and Sinead O'Connor, some rousing and some touching wonderful tunes. Of course, with most things, the Irish punches above its weight when it comes to music. So to actually choose what songs would appear on our Spotify playlist we turned to the folks at Ranker. Voted on by thousands of people the songs below are officially the "people's favorites". Here's the IrishCentral Spotify playlist for your enjoyment:.