Danny Boy and 5 Other Irish Anthems (#819)

In this episode we choose our top 5 contenders for the best "Irish Anthems". Let us know if you agree or if you have any other suggestions!

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Danny Boy and 5 Other Irish Anthems (#819)

Which songs come to mind when you think of Ireland? Do you have a favourite Irish anthem?

We all know Danny Boy – Ireland’s unofficial anthem. But what other songs out there are truly worthy of being considered an Irish Anthem? 

I define Irish anthems as songs that you are likely to hear both on the sports terraces and anywhere that Irish people gather for a celebration!

Check out this episode where we choose our top 5 contenders and let us know if you agree or if you have any other suggestions! 

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Music Featured in This Episode:

  • “Danny Boy” performed by Finbarr Wright.
  • “Song for Ireland” performed by Mary Black and Dé Dannan.
  • “Galway Bay” performed by Bing Crosby.
  • “The Fields of Athenry” performed by Paddy Reilly.
  • “Forty Shades of Green” performed by Roseanne Cash and Paul Brady.
  • “The West’s Asleep” performed by Lumière and Damien Dempsey.

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