A LIST OF "THE BEST" IRISH FOLK SONGS

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Several months ago I sent out a message asking people to send me their list of favorite Irish songs. The list below what I received. Most of the respondents did not want to rank them, so I put them in alphabetical order. Please feel free to suggest additions by using the E-Mail link below. Some of these are not on the site yet, but they will be soon. As of today, I have located all of the songs! (It only took more than 14 months!)

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A Little Bit of Heaven

A Nation Once Again

Across the Hills of Home (I know, it's Scottish, but lots of Irish bands play it!)

Be Thou My Vision

Black Velvet Band

Boolavogue

Brian Boru's March (Instrumental)

Broad Black Brimmer (My Personal Favorite)

Cavan Girl

Come Out Ye Black And Tans

Danny Boy (Apeared most often)

Dear Irish Boy

Dennis O'Brien

Donegal Danny

Down by the Glenside (Bold Fenian Men)

Down Erin's Lovely Lee

Dublin In My Tears

Fields of Athenry

Finnegan's Wake

Fourty Shades Of Green

Four Green Fields

Galway Bay

Gentle Annie

Gold and Silver Days

Grace

Green Fields of France (No Man's Land)

Green Glens of Antrim

Hail Glorious Saint Patrick

Harrigan

Humors of Kilfenora (Instrumental)

I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen

In Dublin City (Molly Malone, Cockels and Muscles)

James Connley

Johny, I Hardly Knew You

King of the Faries (Instrumental)

Let The People Sing

Long Kesh

Maggie

Mac Namara's band

Miller's Crossing (Instrumental)

Mother MacRee

Mo Ghile Mer (Our Hero)

Murshie Durkin

My Heart is in Ireland

Never Too Far From My Mind

O'Carolan's Farewell to Music (Instrumental)

On The Banks Of My Own Lovely Lee (They Played this at my mother's funeral.)

Only Our Rivers

Our Lady Of Knock

Red Is The Rose

Roche's Favorite (Instrumental)

Roll of Honor

Rose of Allendale

Rose of Mooncoin

Sally Maclennane

Sean South

She Moved Through The Fair

Shule Aroon

Slievenamon

Star Of The County Down

That Tumbeled Down Shack in Athlone

The Bard of Armagh

The Bold Fenian Men

The Bramble And The Rose

The Butcher Boy

The Harp That Once Through Taras Halls

The Humor is on Me Now

The Irish Rover

The Isle of Innis Free

The Kerry Dance

The Last Rose Of Summer

The Man From God Knows Where

The Men Behind The Wire

The Minstrel Boy

The Mountains of Mourne

The Old Bog Road (Mae Cronin used to love to sing this one.)

The Old Dungarvan Oak

The Old Man

The One Road

The Orchard

The Parting Glass

The Rising of the Moon

The Rose of Tralee

The Soldier's Song

Streets Of Belfast (A little dated, but still a great tune.)

The Streets of New York

The Town I Loved So Well

The Wild Rover

There Were Roses

Two Loves
(Mae Cronin used to sing this song, as did Paddy Drumm's Mom. It also appears in Angela's Ashes. The first verse and chorus are up on the site. I am still working on the second and third verse.)

Viva la Quinta Brigida

When Fortune Turns Her Wheel

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

When New Your Was Irish (OK, it is about Irish Imigrants to this country, but it is a great song!)

Where The River Shannon Flows

Where The Three Three Counties Meet

Whiskey In The Jar

Whistling Gypsy (Gypsy Rover)

Winds of Freedom

You Rambling Boys of Pleasure

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