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!
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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