Five Rousing Favorites to Bring Home Your St. Paddy's Party

Lisa Tate

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Like a good hardworking bunch of Irish boys, the Dropkick Murphys might be postponing their live performances during the current viral crisis, but instead of letting this be their first St Patrick's Day without doing a show, they are looking forward to performing for their biggest audience ever…the World.

Tonight, the DKM are live streaming a special St. Patrick’s concert for people to enjoy safely….

As for my family, we’ve got the corned beef cooking, and are planning on enjoying the day at home, and as a good Irish girl myself, who am I to stop the celebration?

If you’re planning on tuning into the Dropkick Murphys tonight, or have something else planned, here are five great Irish rock party songs to bring a little Irish spirits to you in your home.

Flogging Molly, “Drunken Lullabies”

This is the song that got most people into the crazy, fun sounds of Flogging Molly, and the one that's still a favorite it mine today:

Pogues and Dubliners, “Whiskey in a Jar”

This classic favorite has been covered from everyone from traditional to metal bands, but I gotta include my pick from two amazing groups:

Young Dubliners, “Rocky Road to Dublin”

This one is another staple at parties, but here’s The Young Dubliners putting a little rock in the “Rocky Road to Dublin:”

Black 47, “Funky Ceili”

I was in graduate school getting a little sick of the grunge scene when this song popped on MTV during a midnight test cram. This silly ditty helped get me through my Master’s Degree, and is still a blast:

The Rumjacks, “An Irish Pub Song”

You likely don’t want to pile into an Irish pub today, but here’s the Rumjacks bringing one to you, minus the shamrocks in the beer:

Tune into the Dropkick Murphys tonight at at 7 p.m. Eastern Time (4 p.m. Pacific) via YouTube, Instagram and on Facebook Live.

Yes, "The Boys Are Back" tonight…for the whole world.

Screenshot from "Irish Pub" by The Rumjacks

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