St. Patrick’s Day Medley

“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours that stay with you all the year long.”

Here is a collection of Irish music, ranging from traditional drinking songs to tender and revered ballads, because today really is about celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish.

I must confess that I have enjoyed taking the past two days off. It has been refreshing to wake up at 5:00 instead of 2:00. And so, I am going to take a much longer break, on this blog as well as on social media.
I have a ton of outdoor projects that require my attention as spring approaches so today will be the last medley until April 19. Until then, be well and stay safe!

Play button is on the left … Volume slider is on the right

The St. Patrick’s Day Medley

Come In
Black Velvet Band
The Orange and The Green
Drunken Sailor
Whiskey In The Jar
The Unicorn
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Danny Boy


Comments (10)

  1. Wendyl

    Top o’ the mornin’ to YOU! Thanks for this medley! I feel like dancing a jig and drinking some green beer! I love how you are taking a break while we transition into SPRING! Enjoy better sleep and more sunshine! 🙂 XOXOXOXO 🙂

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Wendyl ❤️
      It’s a great day for the Shamrock, for the flags in full array.
      And as we go a-swinging, ev’ry Irish heart is singing, “It’s a great, great day!”

  2. Don Doyle

    Top of the Morin’ to ya Ray. Well you have me taping and jigging all over the place. Irish songs are fully committed. You are either extremely happy or you are crying in your beer. Even the discussing “the troubles “ took a comic turn today. When I was younger I would laugh at the comic songs and cringe when the songs of heartbreak and longing came on. I must confess that now that I am more mature, make that older, the songs of loss and heartbreak really resonate with me. I noticed you arranged the songs today to reflect my journey. I also noticed that you stayed very traditional, or classic today. There are many current groups that are able to combine their heritage with a modern take. One of my favorites is Black 47. Well it’s time for me to grab some soda bread and a nice strong cuppa tea to start my day. Thank you Ray for a nice overview of our favorites for the holiday. As usual you made my day a little brighter, so thank you taking the time to put this set together. Enjoy your Spring break and don’t work too hard, the grass will still be there tomorrow.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Good morning, Don!
      For each petal on the shamrock
      This brings a wish your way.
      Good health, good luck, and happiness
      For today and every day.

  3. fred

    Me Mother thanks yee Ray!! Mom was all Irish and I bet her Irish eyes are smilin’!! Thanks for a start to a great day! Green beer here I come!! Happy St. Patricks Day Ray!!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Fred! 🙂
      May the Irish hills caress you.
      May her lakes and rivers bless you.
      May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
      May the blessings of St. Patrick behold you.

  4. Penny

    what a great Irish medley ….. luck of the Irish to you my friend!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Penny … and the luck of the Irish to you! ❤️
      I’ll see you in one month. Don’t forget about me. 😉

  5. Barbara

    Your medley was the perfect way to end the day… and Danny Boy the perfect way to end the medley. As my dad would say “The Irish are a proud and passionate lot.” And he is definitely smiling today after listening to these songs.. many thanks Ray – enjoy your time off – be well and stay safe! Hope you Rock each Day!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Barbara 🙂
      You have been such a loyal supporter of my efforts, but more than that, you are a very dear friend. I am so glad we reconnected.
      Stay safe and most of all, be happy!


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