The Minstrel Boy has been recorded by hundreds of artists from different generations and different musical styles. The diversity shows how the song has a universal appeal that transcends all boundaries.
Lyrics and chords
The great Irish tenor, John McCormack, was one of the first singers to record The Minstrel Boy. This is his stirring version, recorded early in the 20th century.
Shane MacGowan, formerly of The Pogues, is another prominent artist from the punk rock generation to record The Minstrel Boy.
The Corrs recorded this fine instrumental version of The Minstrel Boy.
Tommy Makem combined The Minstrel Boy with Let Erin Remember in this fine recording.
Danny Quinn recorded a higher tempo version of The Minstrel Boy.