March is the start of Spring! We say goodbye to Winter as Mother Nature transforms her earth tone landscape into a kaleidoscopic of wonderful lively colors. Also celebrated in March are Women’s History Month and St. Patrick’s Day.
With the green canopy enveloping us, this month we are recommending Irish music! Check out the list below:
An Irish Lullaby (Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra} - This song was written by James Royce Shannon in 1913. It was featured in a stage production called “Shameen Dhu” which was produced by Chauncey Olcott. It was later on sang by Bing Crosby in Going My Way.
Bog Down in the Valley - Another Irish song which is also called “Rattling Bog.” The author of this music is unknown.
Come Out Ye Black and Tans - This is a traditional Irish war song written by Steven Beehan.
Danny Boy - One of the most popular and well-loved Irish songs that most of us are familiar with. There is some confusion over where the song originated from and who was the real author. Michael Robinson has great insights based on his research about the origin of “Danny Boy.” It is generally attributed to Fred E. Weatherly, as evident in the American version of the original sheet music.
Jug of Punch - This is another traditional Irish drinking song that is fun to sing.
Lish Young Buy-A-Broom - The song is about a man who meets a girl who sells brooms on the street. It’s a romantic song that ends with the girl leaving him to go to Germany.
Patriot Game - An Irish rebel song written by Dominic Behan. This song is also very popular and was sung by many artists in different versions.
Rosin the Beau - An old Irish drinking song that emerged in the 1830s.
Satisfied - A captivating song written by Andrew McKee.