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St. Patrick’s Day Rock Songs

Top Rock Songs with an Irish “Sound”

Before any purists get all twisted out of shape, these are not all Irish bands, but they are bands that feature a nice Irish vibe in their music.  Also, being Irish alone is not the only qualifier, plenty of talented Irish bands out there who sound just as mainstream and boring as Jason Mraz…

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Irish TBT: Black 47

James Connolly – Black 47

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, and I’ve got some proud Irish genes, so this one was an easy choice for me.  25 years ago, Black 47 broke onto the NYC music scene with a distinctive blend of Irish rock, punk and reggae.  Larry Kirwan and Chris Byrne had connections with The Pogues and Dexy’s Midnight Runners and were filled with Irish Nationalistic pride.

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