Irish folks songs are filled with wonderful, often sad, stories and tales of drinking and carousing. We've pulled together a Spotify playlist of the most popular as chosen by the public. From ancient airs to s folk classics this playlist of Irish folk songs includes some amazing artists, including The Dubliners and Sinead O'Connor, some rousing and some touching wonderful tunes.
1. Molly Malone
Irish folk songs ,. It's no surprise that The Dubliners made it into the chart on over 20 occasions considering they have been playing music for 50 years. It took me several months to compile the list and was quiet surprised at the songs that made the top spots and also at the one's that didn't make the top at all. Generally when we say ''Irish Songs'' we refer to folk and ballads, so the pop and rock chart toppers fall into a different music genre and I leave that list to those with more experience in that field than me. Brian Flynn who is a guitar teacher teaches you how to play the song in the key of C.
The Most Popular Irish Songs
The following are often-sung Irish folk ballads and folksongs. The songs are arranged by theme under two main categories of 'Politics and soldiering' and 'Non-political' and are not necessarily contemporary to the events to which they relate. Songs may fit into more than one category, but where possible are grouped uniquely to where is most appropriate. Songs relating to the Irish Rebellion of though not necessarily contemporary :. These songs can be grouped as: aislings , broken token songs, night visiting songs, modern songs, etc. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Soodlum's Irish Ballad Book. New York: Oak publications. Retrieved 15 August One Voice.
But narrowing the endless, wonderful history of Irish music down to just ten songs? This is the ultimate sing-along song. Most will recognise this Dubliners version. But it was most likely written long before, sometime in the late 19 th century.