The luck of the Irish...

St. Patrick's day is intended as a celebration of Irish culture.

It's a time when people across the world re-discover their roots and get in touch with the ancestral influence of the Emerald Isle. Oh, and it's also an excuse for a right good party...

Kodaline are already making headlines, with the Irish group seeming to play larger and larger venues each time they visit the UK. With St. Patrick' fast approaching Clash asked the band to piece together a playlist for the big day.

Singer Stephen Carrigan happily obliged...

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Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
It's an Irish classic, we always find ourselves jamming it out before a show.

Seven Drunken Nights - The Dubliners
Paddys day is a good day for a pint of Guinness or two this our Irish drinking song

Galway Girl - Steve Earle

Another classic, although an American tune it has the essence of Irishness.

Drop Kick Murphys - Shipping Up To Boston 
Jump around and go crazy Irish dancing crowd surfing style.

The Horslips - King of The Fairies Another upbeat trad Irish classic that gets the blood flowing.

Christy Moore - Don't Forget Your Shovel
It's important to remember to bring a shovel with you if you have to go to work also the mans a legend.

Rory Gallagher- A Million Miles Away
To tone down the evening at the end of the festivities chill out to this tune with a Guinness.

Thin Lizzy - Emerald
This can be played at anytime of the day, it's Irishtastic.

If you run out of songs or the c.d player breaks you can always start a sing song with your mates - These songs should do the trick:

Fields of Athenry
The Auld triangle
Black is the colour
Streets of New York
Black velvet band

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Kodaline's new single 'High Hopes' is out on March 17th. Link.


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