Thursday, March 16, 2006
I know this is a day early. But the Mountain is very busy this week, and forget about getting anything out of me Friday.
This is hardly representative of all the great Irish music out there, from traditional to punk, and all points inbetween. I'm leaving too many great songs and artists out. But, I know all y'all got the Pogues, and that's a tad predictable from the Mountain anyway, innit? No need to remind me who and what I left out, I'm already working some Catholic guilt about it.
St. Patrick's not from Ireland. Shane lives in England. Mike Scott is from Scotland. But Phil Lynott was a genius, and Van's a mystic (or mystic fool). And Americans (that'd include me) act like the holiday was invented for them.
So enjoy a small drop in the bucket of tunes from folks from the Emerald Isle (or bands featuring folks from said territory). Have a pint, don't say "blarney" (you'll sound like an eejit), wear green only if you feel it validates you, kiss a redhead in Chicago (but watch out for his wife), and dance a jig like the drunken fools you are. Thanks for visiting.
Van Morrison and the Chieftans: Carrickfergus (mp3)
Clancy Brothers: Whiskey You're the Devil (mp3)
Dubliners: Drink Up Men(mp3)
Stiff Little Fingers: Alternative Ulster (mp3)
Thin Lizzy: Whiskey in the Jar (mp3)
Irish Rovers: Nancy Whiskey (mp3)
The Undertones: Teenage Kicks (mp3)
Shane MacGowan: Danny Boy (mp3)