Though I love Irish traditional music there are times when I need a less ancient form of Irish music for fun. I use to call this modern music but my kids would call them golden oldies, but I needed a pick me up so here goes.
As my friend Richie Schoal would say Elvis is King, can’t really argue with him, and yes I know Elvis is a Brit, but of Irish descent of course.
For those of you who wish their Irish music straight from the shores of old Erin I’ll go back to another classic Irish band and one of my favorite less known songs.
Especially like this live version, Really can’t beat Philip Lynott of Thin Lizzy fame.
What do you get when you combine the greatest Irish traditional group with the most prolific Irish singer of modern times, you get the heartbeat of Ireland.
If you ever need to just kick back and lose yourself in the music well Van Morrison is your man and combine him the Chieftains and life just gets better.
From the kings of Irish music to Irish music for us working stiffs, A nice little ditty from the Boomtown Rats.
And we’ll end this little break form the world, this mulligan for mental health, this lemonade and easy chair respite from reality with a nice Irish pop band.
Hope you had a bit of fun remembering and listening to some of the music Ireland is responsible for. There are plenty more bands and songs that could have been added to this collection, and in the end you have to choose what gets you in the mood.
Well maybe one more, a little more on the rocker side of the spectrum but perfect for that last summer day on the beach.