While the St. Patrick’s Day is known for copious amounts of Guinness consumption and navigating through a sea of green-clad revelers, it has a much deeper history dating back to 1631, offering a glimpse into the complex past of Ireland. Whether you plan on hosting a traditional Irish feast complete with delectable desserts, serving green beer to your guests, enjoying a classic Irish movie, or participating in customary St. Patrick’s Day activities, you will undoubtedly need a fitting soundtrack to accompany your celebrations.
Let’s kick off the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with some good luck and lots of fun, and what better way to do that than by playing some of the most popular Irish songs?
Fresh off the recent release of their new single “Back in Life” on Uncle M. label, our guests today, German celtic folk punk band The Feelgood McLouds have teamed up with us to give you their tasteful, hand-picked playlist of celtic punk rock tracks that will help you get through the Feast of Saint Patrick.
The Feelgood McLouds blend Irish Celtic traditionals with punk rock sing-a-longs, with a mix of humor and edge, and always against the exclusion of minorities.
Since 2015, the Saarlanders have been touring to bring messages to Irish punk rock, connecting singing, dancing, and drinking with serious topics like war, oppression, and racism. The Feelgood McLouds have distinguished themselves from other genre greats by not being too dictating.
With two albums and an EP sold in thousands and streamed in millions, they have performed over 150 concerts at home and abroad.
Real McKenzies – The Tempest
The mighty Opener to their album Westwinds. On a few evenings we had the honour to open for them – that was always a big fun!
Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
Who doesn’t immediately start dancing should be banned from visiting concerts ever again – the banjo melodie just hits perfectly while jumping araound and getting a pint of Guiness!
The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats – Barrels of Whiskey
We’ve been playing quite a few times with them in the last year and the boys and girls really took a special place in our heart! End of March we’ll be touring together again and we couldn’t be more excited about it.
Street Dogs – Tobe’s got a drinking Problem
The former singer of Dropkick Murphys formed a new band – more Streetpunk, less Folkpunk. But nevertheless – this song has to be played on every pub party!
The Roughneck Riot – We’re still here
A great British band that really smashes it here – and that’s what they also do live. If you have the chance go and see them!
Pipes & Pints – Never let you down
Beautiful singalong-Song. The boys from Prague delivered a great tune here. Sadly you don’t hear much from theme these days – get back on the road boys!
Dropkick Murphys – Going Out in Style
THE party song from their 2011 abum. This is a band that still kicks your a** and it doesn’t matter when or were they play.
More about St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day, which is celebrated every year on March 17th, commemorates the death of St. Patrick, a patron saint of Ireland, who is credited with bringing Christianity to the country. The Irish have been observing this holiday as a religious occasion for more than a millennium, and it has evolved into a global celebration of Irish culture and heritage. During the Christian season of Lent, which is also observed during March, many Irish families would typically attend church in the morning and then revel in the afternoon. They would dance, drink, and indulge in the traditional Irish meal of bacon and cabbage, which was allowed despite Lenten restrictions on meat consumption.
In addition to the traditional celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day has also become synonymous with the lively and energetic sounds of Celtic punk rock music. This genre of music is a fusion of traditional Irish music with the intensity and rebelliousness of punk rock. It often features fast-paced tempos, distorted guitars, and lyrics that touch on political and social issues.
Many popular bands in this genre have gained a significant following, both in Ireland and around the world, and their music has become a staple of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. So if you’re looking for a way to infuse some Irish spirit and punk rock energy into your St. Patrick’s Day festivities, consider adding some Celtic punk rock music to your playlist!