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Danny Boy and 5 Other Irish Anthems (#819)
Episode 1911th May 2023 • The Letter from Ireland Podcast • Mike Collins
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You are most likely familiar with the song Danny Boy - Ireland's unofficial anthem. In this episode we first have a listen to Danny Boy and then choose 5 other songs which are also suitable contenders for the title of "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!

See if you agree - or maybe suggest one or two alternatives of your own.

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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