7 of the best Irish ‘sing-along’ songs

Question: How many Irishmen does it take to change a lightbulb?

Answer: Four. One to change it and three to sing about how good the auld one was.

We’re not sure what smart-arse came up with that one but we can’t deny that the Irish will sing at the drop of a hat.

It’s one stereotype we certainly live up to. We love to  sing, particularly after one or two sociable drinks.

Weddings, birthdays, football wins, hen parties…no celebration is complete without belting out a few tunes and it’s certainly not hometime until someone gives us a verse or two.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a note in your head or if you don’t actually know all the words – these are minor details.

We’re not all that fussy about the quality of the talent really. You simply have to hold a tune long enough to get us all to chorus and then right on cue, everyone joins in.

Here are a few of the classic Irish traditional songs we all know a line or two of:

The Fields of Athenry

Whiskey in the Jar

Seven Drunken Nights

Fairytale of New York

The Town I loved so well

The Rare Aul Times

The Wild Rover

And of course, we can also dance:

This is just a small sample of some of the songs we like to sing when closing time is called.

What Irish songs do you like?

 

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