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Three Nostalgic Irish Classical Folk Songs to Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day

Irish classical folk songs are an integral part of Irish culture and have been passed down through generations. Here are some of the most classic Irish classical folk songs:

This is my rendition of one of my favorite folk melodies, "Danny Boy" - perhaps the most famous Irish song, with lyrics that were written by Frederic Weatherly in 1913 and set to the traditional tune "Londonderry Air." Visit my About Page to learn more about me. Keep Reading for more curated music suggestions to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

"The Fields of Athenry" - This is a song about the Great Famine of the 1840s, and has become an anthem of Irish pride and resilience. I have always enjoyed this group. I hope you get a chance to see them in concert! The Irish Tenors have performed with symphony orchestras in concert in some of the most stunning and prominent venues in America and beyond from Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Gardens, and Carnegie Hall in New York to The Hollywood Bowl in California and The Sydney Opera House, Australia. They have blazed the trail from coast to coast, thrilling audiences at every single stop with their enchanting Irish repertoire, sweeping secular selections, and dynamic holiday fare.

"Carrickfergus" - This is a traditional Irish song that tells the story of a man who longs to return to his hometown of Carrickfergus. This is a great rendition of the song sung by the Celtic Women group. Celtic Woman's fresh fusion of traditional Irish music and contemporary songcraft celebrates Ireland's history while reflecting the vibrant spirit of modern Ireland. The group's repertoire encompasses Irish classics, contemporary songs, classical favorites, and stirring originals. The lineup of performers has evolved in the years since the group's inception, but the signature sound of Celtic Woman has remained consistent, showcasing the members' individual and collaborative talents.

These are just a few examples of the classic Irish folk songs that have become beloved around the world. Their timeless melodies and heartfelt lyrics continue to inspire and delight listeners today.

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