Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17th, 2007 by

Irish Music on St. Patrick’s Day

Some of my favorites:

Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl

This is a performance on Nightshift circa 1979 of singing Brown Eyed Girl:

Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town

The Boys Are Back In Town, a classic hard rock song from the 70s by .

The Undertones – Teenage Kicks

Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays

I Don’t Like Mondays was the ‘ biggest hit. Released in 1979–20 years before Columbine– the January 29, 1979 shooting at Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego by 16 year old Brenda Ann Spencer, who killed two men and wounded eight students and a cop. Spencer explained to a reporter, "I don’t like Mondays. This livens things up."  The Boomtown Rats were lead by , who might be more famous for his role as Pink in the screen version of ‘s .

U2 – I Will Follow

I Will Follow was ‘s first track of their first album, the 1980 release Boy, and their first hit. They had such a unique sound when they first hit the music scene:

– Streams Of Whiskey

– Drunken Lullabies

– Nothing Compares 2 U

Her first album was fantastic but then she just go progressively weirder and though she had her moments, the music tailed off. Nothing Compares 2 U was from her first album and a huge hit; the song was written by .

Hothouse Flowers – I’m Sorry

The are one of my very favorite bands. I like ’em so much, I’m including two of their videos:

Hothouse Flowers – This Is It

– Realise

– Zombie

– Barroom Hero

– Whole Of The Moon

This is an acoustic version of . I saw them at shortly after 9/11 and they apologized for a song of theirs that was critical of America. It makes me sad to think about it because the world was with us back then.

Steve Hogarth – Whole Of The Moon

This is a lovely acoustic version of the song by ‘s :

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