1. "Where the Streets Have No Name" — U2
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.
2. The Fields of Athenry
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. Of course, with most things, the Irish punches above its weight when it comes to music. So to actually choose what songs would appear on our Spotify playlist we turned to the folks at Ranker.
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. The subject is a Dublin fishmonger who, let's just say, may have sold more than just cockles and mussels. The song has become an anthem for the people of Dublin. It touches on the heart of the city and those who have worked as street sellers since the city was established, over a thousand years ago. Mollys buxom statue now adorns Suffolk Street in Dublin city centre. If you're exploring Ireland's capital city before your Vagabond or Driftwood tour , Molly's statue is certainly worth a visit. Often heralded as Ireland's unofficial national anthem, this is one of the most famous Irish songs of all time.