2021 – Sláinte! St. Patrick’s Day Playlist: DJ Audioprism’s Library

Get that lucky feeling all month long with this selection of Irish bands and artists curated especially from DJ Audioprism’s library!

By Vanessa Hundley, aka DJ Audioprism

Entertainment and Life Scrivener

Snakes, shamrocks, and cabbage – it’s that time of the year to revel in a bit of Irish fun! While there are many legends surrounding the very real patron saint of Ireland, it is indisputably a fact that a huge variety of sounds from the musicians and singers of Ireland  have made their impact on audiences around the world. With haunting live performances by Celtic singers, the precision footwork of Irish stepdance, radio hits in all genres, and the ballads, jigs and drinking songs, there’s something for anyone who wants to feel a little extra Irish for the day. Keep reading for songs I often use at different types of St. Patrick’s Day events — scroll to the bottom to listen to the whole playlist on YouTube!

Getting’ Jiggy With It  Pick up your feet to these uptempo jams!

Dropkick Murphy’s – “Spicy McHaggis Jig” 

Gaelic Storm – “Devil Went Down To Doolin”

The High Kings – “The Irish Rover”

Paddy Noonan – “If You’re Irish, Step Into The Parlor/Hannigan’s Hooley”

Waxies Dargle – “Dirty Old Town”

At The Club Having The Craic– Contemporary dance hits by Irish artists and groups

B*Witched – “Rollercoaster”

Jay Pryor – “All This”

Brigid Boden  – “Paddy’s Call”

Detboi – “Groovediggerz”

Krystal Klear – “Future Fantasy”

Give Me A Shot Of Rock – Raucous and wild, Folk or Indie, we love it all!

Skid Row – “Youth Gone Wild”

Thin Lizzy – “The Boys Are Back In Town”

Imelda May – “It’s Good To Be Alive

Kate Nash – “Foundations”

The Number Ones – “You’re So Happy I Could Cry”

Cracking Rhythmic Lyrics – Irish Hip Hop and Rap 

Hare Squead – “100 Miles”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis  – “Thrift Shop”

Denise Chaila – “Copper Bullet”

Messiah J & The Expert – “Something Outta Nothing”

House Of Pain – “Jump Around”

It’s Pure Pop On The Radio – Popular pop hits

Ed Sheeran – “Galway Girl”

U2 – “With or Without You”

Nicky Byrne – “Sunlight”

Bell X1 – “Velcro”

Butterfly Explosion – “Closer”

Like Celts Do – A few of those lovely lilting melodies

Gary Stadler – “Dance Of The Wild Faeries”

Llewellyn – “The Otherworld”

Various artists – “Lady of the Lake”

Celtic Woman – “Tír na nÓg” 

Burning Bridget Cleary – “Stor Mo Chroi”

Raise Your Pints and Voices – For those who want to include a few Irish drinking songs!

The Dubliners – “A Pub With No Beer”

Val Doonican – “Paddy McGinty’s Goat”

The Clancy Brothers – “Beer Beer Beer”

The Irish Rovers – “The Bog in the Valley”

Def Leprechaun – “Whiskey in the Jar”

So no matter what your Irish occasion, ideally you’ve found a few new selections to add to your library. Be safe and careful for your 2021 celebration — and don’t forget to tip your bartenders, servers and live entertainment if you venture out!


Vanessa Hundley aka DJ Audioprism is  owner of Audioprism Entertainment,  is a full time DJ/VJ/KJ/MC, Web and TV Personality, and Wonder Woman who incorporates her love of music and everything entertainment into all facets of her life. She resides in Atlanta, GA, with her amazing daughter, fabulous partner and a variety of fuzzy friends intent on taking over the world one clump of fur at a time. Follow her on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Mixcloud for everything DJ Audioprism!

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