What Are Some Good Songs to Play on St. Patrick's Day?


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There are a vast number of good songs that can capture the energy of St. Patrick's Day, a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17. The website Irish Central has a list of ten possible songs.

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What Are Some Good Songs to Play on St. Patrick's Day?
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Irish Central recommends "The Irish Rover," a nostalgic song that is easy to sing, which is about the misfortune of a sailing ship. Another good song is "A Nation Once Again" written by Thomas Osborne Davis that is an example of Irish rebel music that played a part during the Irish nationalistic movement. A classic song about the Irish Republican Army during the Irish War of Independence is called "The Boys of Old Brigade." A more story-like song called "Arthur McBride" is about the narrator and his cousin. Another Irish rebel song that people may enjoy is "Come Out Ye Black and Tans," which refers to the British army in Ireland during the 1920s. Derek Warfield wrote another great satirical song called "Some Say the Devil Is Dead" about the British army. The song "Molly Malone," otherwise known as the unofficial anthem of Dublin City, is another song not to be missed on St. Patrick's Day. "Danny Boy," written by Frederick Weatherly in 1910, is another popular Irish song.

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