Poignant, fun and magical – songs for St Patrick’s Day

We asked OnTheLiners for their favourite Irish track to mark St Patrick’s Day.

Des Vallely, of Irish Village Markets, and Nick Seymour, of Nick’s Coffee in Ranelagh, both choose the same song.

Said Des: ‘It has to be Patrick Kavanagh’s poignant Raglan Road, performed by the one and only Luke Kelly.’

Steph Grey, of Live &  Breathe Pilates on Camden Row, picked The Irish Rover by The Pogues,

Steph told OnTheLine: ‘It was always fun for a bit of a dance and a jump around as well. And this version features The Pogues and The Dubliners, each legends in their own right. And they’re on the Late Late Show – another Irish institution.’

Laura O’Brien, of Yoga Dublin, opts for a track you wouldn’t typically associate with St Patrick’s Day.

She said ‘Failte Ireland’s new video “St. Patrick’s Day 2014 #IrelandInspires” with James Vincent McMorrow’s “Higher Love” is definitely making me feel proud to be Irish right now – and happy to be in Ireland.

OnTheLine’s own choice is the magical In A Lifetime by Clannad and Bono, featuring  the great Marie Brennan.

What’s your favourite Irish track? Let us know by emailing info@ontheline.ie or leaving a comment.