Classic Irish tunes that are guaranteed to start a pub singalong
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Classic Irish tunes that are guaranteed to start a pub singalong

The craic to be found in an Irish pub is mighty, and we're famous for our traditional music and singalongs.

If you're heading on a trip to the Emerald Isle soon, be prepared to hear some of these absolute bangers in most--if not all-- of the pubs you visit.

 

The Rattlin' Bog

Prepare to hear stamping feet, clapping hands and the odd "YEEEEOW!"

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Black Velvet Band

"HER EEEEEEYES THEY SHIIIINE LIKE DIAMONDS!"

 

Seven Drunken Nights

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A story of deceit and betrayal is never usually this funny.

 

Galway Girl

No-- not the Ed Sheeran one.

 

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Belle of Belfast

What. A. Banger.

 

Fields of Athenry

A gorgeous ballad steeped in history. Warning: may cause emotions.

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Dirty Old Town

Bonus points if  someone has a harmonica.

 

Zombie

A bit more contemporary than the others, but an absolutely beloved Irish tune

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Riverdance

Okay, okay, so technically you can't sing along-- but you better believe you're gonna dance.

 

You're Such A Good Looking Woman

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This song is nothing but good old-fashioned craic.

 

When You Were Sweet Sixteen

Tear-eyed people. Teary-eyed people everywhere.

 

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The Foggy Dew

An Irish classic sung by an Irish legend.