St. Patricks Day

Songs To Play On St Patrick’s Day

Get more paid gigs and become a more versatile performer...

By now you already know how important it is to learn Christmas songs in advance for all your gigs in December.

Well, it's important to think about other annual dates that can provide you with paid work, one of which is St Patrick's Day (Paddy's Day).

This falls on 17 March every year.

If you want to get paid gigs at this time of year you'll be expected to have a number of traditional Irish-folk songs in your setlist.

Luckily, the most popular songs for Paddy's Day are also fun to play. We've listed the main choices below for you to take a look at - you'll be surprised how many you probably know already!

And remember, these songs can be played all year round, so learning them is a must.


Here are the main Paddy's Day songs that get the crowds singing...

Irish Songs
1. Whiskey In The Jar
2. The Wild Rover
3. Dirty Old Town
4. I'll Tell Me Ma
5. The Irish Rover
6. I'm Shipping Up To Boston
7. Danny Boy???
8. Galway Girl
9. Molly Malone
10. Drunken Sailor
Irish "related" songs
1. Brown Eyed Girl
2. With Or Without You
3. Zombie
4. C'est la vie
5. Beautiful Day
6. Teenage Kicks
7.  Father & Son
8. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
9. Chasing Cars
10. Linger
Note: We chose these songs from experience of  working with venues on the day.
The songs chosen may not be the most traditional Irish folk songs, but they're certainly the most popular from our experience!