Gettin’ My Irish On!

All this week I’ll be posting. Yes, you heard me–all week. I’m feelin’ my ancestry and I’m going to post something Irish everyday!

I’m starting the week with a repost of my St. Patrick’s Day playlist.

singing irish

Eireann           Afro Celt Sound System

Drunken Lullabies          Flogging Molly

The Broad Majestic Shannon          The Pogues

I’ll Tell Me Ma          The Young Dubliners

What’s Left of the Flag          Flogging  Molly

Dunford’s Fancy          The Waterboys

The Kilburn High Road          Flogging Molly

The Foggy Dew          The Young Dubliners

Shanne Bradley          The Pogues

The Paddy Set          Seven Nations

(No More) Paddy’s Lament          Flogging Molly

I’m Shipping of to Boston          Dropkick Murphys

The Irish Rover          The Pogues

Black Friday Rule          Flogging Molly

The Battle March (Medley)          The Pogues

Soft Gator Girl          Seven Nations

Stolen Child          The Waterboys

The Seven Deadly Sins          Flogging Molly

The Rocky Road to Dublin      The Young Dubliners

Grace O’Malley     The Dreadnoughts

She Moved Through the Fair          The Chieftains w/Sinead  O’Connor

I hope you will check out some or all of the above songs and artists. Here are a couple for your listening pleasure. One of them makes an appearance in my novel. 🙂

03 I’ll Tell Me Ma            10 Soft Gator Girl

Taitneamh a bhaint as ~ Enjoy!



  1. lisafender said,

    March 11, 2013 at 20:58

    I think if I sat down and listened to this music, my first inclination would be where’s the alcohol lol!

    • RGCalkins said,

      March 11, 2013 at 20:59

      Yeah, I’ve got a Guinness in the fridge, but in saving it for stew.

      • rogbstone said,

        March 15, 2013 at 11:11

        Caution: Drunken texting can lead to alcolol.

      • RGCalkins said,

        March 15, 2013 at 11:12


  2. rogbstone said,

    March 15, 2013 at 11:29

    Hey Cuz –
    A couple of years ago I Sound Designed an Irish play my wife directed called “Stones in His Pockets”. It won a bunch of community theatre awards in the Washington, DC area including best play and best director. For what it’s worth, here’s the playlist from my sound design. Maybe you’ll find something to enjoy. Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!!!

    I’d Love to Kiss the Bangles – The Saw Doctors
    If I Ever Leave This World Alive – Flogging Molly
    Somewhere Far Away – The Saw Doctors
    Me Heart is Living in the Sixties Still – The Saw Doctors
    Siulil A Run – Celtic Women
    The West’s Awake – Innisfree Ceoil
    The Big Match (from the film Far and Away) – John Williams
    Winter’s Just a Dream – The Saw Doctors
    Bless Me Father – The Saw Doctors
    Love You ‘Till the End – The Pogues
    Hallelujah Jordan – Hothouse Flowers
    The Son Never Shines (On Closed Doors) – Flogging Molly
    Crock of Gold – The Saw Doctors
    The Worst Day Since Yesterday – Flogging Molly
    The Sunny Side of the Street – The Pogues
    Movies – Hothouse Flowers
    A Pair of Brown Eyes – The Pogues
    World of Good – The Saw Doctors
    Float – Flogging Molly
    Dirty Old Town – The Pogues
    Down by the Sally Gardens – Celtic Quest
    Green Gowned Lass – Celtic Quest

    • RGCalkins said,

      March 15, 2013 at 11:31

      Oooooo! Thank you. I love new music and will definitely check this out.

    • RGCalkins said,

      March 15, 2013 at 11:33

      Oh, and some of my favs on here. Flogging Molly, Hothouse Flowers, The Pogues.

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