The Ultimate Playlist Of Kick-Arse Irish Music To Fuel Your St. Patrick’s Day Party

Are you ready for St. Patty’s Day? Green beer, good friends, the night off work—check, check and check. But do you have the tunes to make all three of those things jive?

From sea shanties to Celtic punk, here’s a list that will make you feel a little more Irish this St. Patrick’s. All of the bands are strictly Irish, save for Against Me! who says it best: “I’ll be drinking Irish tonight.”

So without further ado…

Your St. Patrick’s Day Playlist

  • “Salty Dog” – Flogging Molly
  • “Drunken Sailor” – The Irish Rovers
  • “The Rocky Road to Dublin” – The Dubliners
  • “An Irish Pub Song” – The Rumjacks
  • “Rattlin’ Bog” – The Irish Descendants
  • “Chip” – The Real McKensies
  • “Whiskey Makes Me Crazy” – The Tossers
  • “Drunken Lazy Bastard” – The Mahones
  • “The Parting Glass” – The High Kings
  • “The Night Pat Murphy Died” – Great Big Sea
  • “Seven Drunken Nights” – The Dubliners and Ronnie Drew
  • “The Galway Girl” – Sharon Shannon
  • “Siobhan” – The Tossers
  • “Come Out Ye Black and Tans” – The Wolfe Tones
  • “Star of County Down” – The High Kings
  • “The Captain’s Dead” – Paddy and The Rats
  • “Paper & Glue” – Kate’s Party
  • “Arrive On St. Patrick’s Day” – Brendan Sheehy
  • “Rose Tattoo” – Dropkick Murphys
  • “Drunken Lullabies” – Flogging Molly
  • “Molly Malone” – The Dubliners
  • “The Regular Army” – Mick Moloney
  • “I’ll Tell Me Ma!”—The Rumjacks
  • “Pints of Guinness Make You Strong” – Against Me!
  • “Alternative Ulster” – Stiff Little Fingers
Photo credit: Steve Ziegelmeyer

Photo credit: Steve Ziegelmeyer