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.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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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 (14)

  1. Vicki

    OMG!!! Great choices of Irish songs. I am actually come from an Irish background on my Mom’s side. So, even tho my married name is Siliski, Slade/Prouty is where I came from. These songs bring back some great memories. Thank you, Ray. πŸ€πŸŽΌπŸ€πŸŽΌπŸ€πŸŽΌπŸ€πŸŽΌπŸ€πŸŽΌ

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Vicki, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! πŸ€ πŸ€ πŸ€

  2. Rosa-Lee Gould

    Thank you & a Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Ted & Me.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Happy St. Patrick’s Day πŸ€πŸ€

  3. Nancy Garbati

    What a fantastic way to start/celebrate St. Patrick’s day! Thanks and have a great day!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Nancy. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! πŸ€

  4. Mary Helen Hawthorne

    I’m wearing my green and played the medley twice to celebrate my Irish mother
    Thank you for this

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Mary Helen! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! πŸ€

  5. Don Doyle

    Nice mix, Ray. Certainly included most of everyone’s favorites. The full content of Danny Boy was wasted on me until I became an adult and fully realized the true emotion the words evoke. As I dug deeper into my Irish heritage and understood the tears in the eyes of my elders.
    Have you ever heard of a group out of New York, BLACK 47? I came across them years ago and their work really struck a chord in me. They sing of the history and heartbreak of the Irish people In a very different way than say The Chieftains. I love everything they ever did. Sadly they mostly disbanded a few years ago. I think they are worth a listen. Ray, thank you for this special edition and for honoring the Irish on this special day.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Don.
      I’m glad you enjoyed the medley. I haven’t heard Black 47, but it will be one of the things I do on my 2-week vacation!

  6. Jim

    Just the greatest way to get the jigs on! Thank you, Ray, and have a great St. Patrick’s Day!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Jim. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  7. Pat Kelley

    Ahh…the songs that I grew up with in the Kelley household. Great memories, Ray, Thank you!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Pat. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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