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Orla Fallon’s top 5 St Patrick’s Day songs

Orla Fallon takes Irish Music Daily through her top five Irish songs for St Patrick’s Day.


5) Both Sides Now

Though it’s not an Irish song ,I absolutely love this !! I always say it will be on my epitaph when I die !! It’s given the Irish treatment with the whistle and I love it !!

4) I’ll Tell Me Ma

It was a life-long dream to work with The Dubliners and I was pinching myself when we were performing this together on “My Land”. It was great to have Damien Dempsey with us on the song. Not long afterwards Barney McKenna passed away so it’s very special to me.

3) Mo Ghile Mear

I have loved this since I was a child. My Grandmother taught it to me. I love this arrangement with the Dublin Gospel Choir.

2) Red Is The Rose

I recorded and filmed this song for my PBS Special “My Land”. It’s a beautiful song and I think it really works well in this duet with Tommy.

1) Inisfree:

This song will always have a special place in my heart. It means so much to so many people. I first sang this when I was with Celtic Woman and it was hugely popular in the show. My lovely Dad who recently passed away would always ask if I was going to sing Innisfree any time I had a concert coming up. He just loved it so it’s all the more special to me now.

Have a lovely St Patrick’s Day !

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